Brownell Family History

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Brownell Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places called Brownell, for example in Yorkshire, Cheshire, and Staffordshire, from Old English brun ‘brown’ + hyll ‘hill’.

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

Similar surnames: Browell, Cowell, Rowell, Bidwell, Crowell, Brunell, Trowell, Bromwell

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Brownell Family Origin

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Brownell Family Occupations

What did your Brownell ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Brownell occupation in the UK was Labourer. 8% of Brownell's were Labourers. A less common occupation for the Brownell family was Blast Furnace Man (Iron). Labourer, ((Formerly Accountants Wife)) and (Property Owner) were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Brownell.

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  • Labourer

  • ((Formerly Accountants Wife))

  • (Property Owner)

  • Blast Furnace Man (Iron)


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

Brownell Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 63,000 census records available for the last name Brownell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Brownell 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 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Brownell. 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 10,000 military records available for the last name Brownell. For the veterans among your Brownell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Brownell Life Expectancy

What is the average Brownell lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Brownell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Brownell in 1945 was 62, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Brownell

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Brownell 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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