Chadwell Family History

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Chadwell Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Chadwell St. Mary in Essex or Chadwell in Leicestershire, both named with Old English cald ‘cold’ + well(a) ‘spring’, ‘stream’. Compare Caldwell.

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

Similar surnames: Shadwell, Caldwell, Bradwell, Cordwell, Claywell, Caswell, Haswell

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Chadwell Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Chadwell name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Chadwell. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • Sweden


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Chadwell Family Origin

Where is the Chadwell family from?

Chadwell Family Occupations

What did your Chadwell ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Blacksmith, Boot Maker and Builder were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Chadwell. A less common occupation for the Chadwell family was Builder (Employing 12 Men). The most common Chadwell occupation in the UK was Blacksmith. 8% of Chadwell's were Blacksmiths.

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  • Blacksmith

  • Boot Maker

  • Builder

  • Builder (Employing 12 Men)


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

Chadwell Historical Records

What Chadwell family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 13,000 census records available for the last name Chadwell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Chadwell 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 916 immigration records available for the last name Chadwell. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Chadwell. For the veterans among your Chadwell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Chadwell Life Expectancy

What is the average Chadwell lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Chadwell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Chadwell in 1954 was 69, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Chadwell

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Chadwell 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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