Browell Family History

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Browell Name Meaning

English (Northumberland; of Norman origin): habitational name from Breuil in Calvados or from any of numerous places elsewhere in France called La Breuil.

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

Similar surnames: Bowell, Brownell, Rowell, Bromwell, Trowell, Bovell, Crowell, Boswell

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Browell Family Origin

Where is the Browell family from?

Browell Family Occupations

What did your Browell ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Browell family was Paper Maker. The most common Browell occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 20% of Browell's were Coal Miners. Coal Miner, Farmer and Engine Fitter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Browell.

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  • Coal Miner

  • Farmer

  • Engine Fitter

  • Paper Maker


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

Browell Historical Records

What Browell family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Browell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Browell 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 871 immigration records available for the last name Browell. 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 781 military records available for the last name Browell. For the veterans among your Browell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Browell Life Expectancy

What is the average Browell lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Browell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1975, and highest in 1967. The average life expectancy for Browell in 1950 was 47, and 68 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Browell

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Browell 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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