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Colwell Name Meaning

English: habitational name from places in Northumberland and Devon named Colwell. The former is named with Old English col ‘(char)coal’ or col ‘cool’ + well(a) ‘spring’, ‘stream’; the latter has as the first element a Celtic river name, Coly, apparently meaning ‘narrow’.

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


Similar surnames: Olwell, Cowell, Cromwell, Oswell, Cogswell, Doswell, Cornell

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Colwell Family Origin

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Colwell Family Occupations

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

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  • Agricultural Labourer

    5%
  • Coal Miner

    4%
  • Carpenter

    4%
  • Cooper

    3%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Colwell family was Cooper. Agricultural Labourer, Coal Miner and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Colwell. The most common Colwell occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 5% of Colwell's were Agricultural Labourers.

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Colwell Historical Records

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Colwell Life Expectancy

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