Dunwell Family History

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Dunwell Name Meaning

topographic name from Middle English dun ‘dark’ + wella ‘stream’, ‘spring’. from the Old English personal name Dunweald.

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

Similar surnames: Doswell, Bonwell, Bunnell, Gunnell, Banwell, Rundell, Burwell

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Dunwell Family Origin

Where is the Dunwell family from?

Dunwell Family Occupations

What did your Dunwell ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Dunwell occupation in the UK was Farmer. 9% of Dunwell's were Farmers. Farmer, Annuitant and Coal Miner were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Dunwell. A less common occupation for the Dunwell family was Tailor.

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  • Farmer

  • Annuitant

  • Coal Miner

  • Tailor


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

Dunwell Historical Records

What Dunwell family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 16,000 census records available for the last name Dunwell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dunwell 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 508 immigration records available for the last name Dunwell. 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 922 military records available for the last name Dunwell. For the veterans among your Dunwell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Dunwell Life Expectancy

What is the average Dunwell lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2004, in the United States, Dunwell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1969, and highest in 1983. The average life expectancy for Dunwell in 1964 was 74, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Dunwell

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Dunwell 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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