Cromwell Family History

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Cromwell Name Meaning

English: habitational name from places in Nottinghamshire and West Yorkshire named Cromwell, from Old English crumb ‘bent’, ‘crooked’ + well(a) ‘spring’, ‘stream’.

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

Similar surnames: Crowell, Bromwell, Creswell, Colwell, Bramwell, Rodwell, Trowell

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Cromwell Family Origin

Where is the Cromwell family from?

Cromwell Family Occupations

What did your Cromwell ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Cromwell family was Bookbinder. The most common Cromwell occupation in the UK was Cab Driver. 4% of Cromwell's were Cab Drivers. Cab Driver, Labourer and Boatman (Barge) were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Cromwell.

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  • Cab Driver

  • Labourer

  • Boatman (Barge)

  • Bookbinder


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

Cromwell Historical Records

What Cromwell family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 52,000 census records available for the last name Cromwell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Cromwell 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Cromwell. 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 9,000 military records available for the last name Cromwell. For the veterans among your Cromwell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Cromwell Life Expectancy

What is the average Cromwell lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Cromwell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Cromwell in 1944 was 29, and 70 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Cromwell

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Cromwell 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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