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Carswell Family History

Carswell Name Meaning

English and Scottish: habitational name from Carswell in south Oxfordshire (formerly Berkshire) or from any of the places mentioned at Creswell, all named with Old English cærse ‘(water)cress’ + well(a) ‘spring’, ‘stream’.

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

Similar surnames: Caswell, Harwell, Creswell, Kerswell, Caldwell, Cogswell, Cordwell

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Where is the Carswell family from?

You can see how Carswell families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Carswell family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Carswell families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 92 Carswell families living in Shropshire. This was about 15% of all the recorded Carswell's in United Kingdom. Shropshire had the highest population of Carswell families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Carswell surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Carswell ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Carswell. 21% of Carswell men worked as a General Labourer and 73% of Carswell women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Carswell were Carpenter and Retired. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Builders Labourer
  • Cowman
  • Carpenter

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Incapacitated
  • Housekeeper
  • Retired
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What Carswell family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 42,000 census records available for the last name Carswell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Carswell census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Carswell. 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 Cards

There are 6,000 military records available for the last name Carswell. For the veterans among your Carswell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Carswell lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Carswell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Carswell in 1944 was 39, and 72 in 2004.

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