Bovell Family History

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Bovell Name Meaning

English (of Norman origin) and French: habitational name from Bouville (Seine-Inférieure) in France. This surname is now common in Barbados.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Bowell, Boxell, Boswell, Bodell, Dovell, Covell, Torell, Lovell

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Bovell Family Origin

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Bovell Family Occupations

What did your Bovell ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Agricture Labourer and Engine Fitter were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Bovell. The most common Bovell occupation in the UK was Agricture Labourer. 50% of Bovell's were Agricture Labourers.

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  • Agricture Labourer

  • Engine Fitter


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Bovell ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Bovell Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Bovell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bovell census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Bovell. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 391 military records available for the last name Bovell. For the veterans among your Bovell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bovell Life Expectancy

What is the average Bovell lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Bovell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1963, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Bovell in 1963 was 42, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Bovell

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bovell ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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