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Foxwell Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Foxhill Farm in Uffculme (Devon) which is recorded in 1238 as Foggeshill.

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


Similar surnames: Boxwell, Rodwell, Doswell, Foxall, Farwell, Bonwell, Colwell, Olwell

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Where is the Foxwell family from?

You can see how Foxwell families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Foxwell family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Foxwell families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 107 Foxwell families living in Gloucestershire. This was about 18% of all the recorded Foxwell's in United Kingdom. Gloucestershire had the highest population of Foxwell families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Foxwell surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Foxwell 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 Foxwell. 19% of Foxwell men worked as a General Labourer and 75% of Foxwell women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Foxwell were Builders Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Dutie. .

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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
    19%
  • Cowman
    11%
  • Dairy Farmer
    9%
  • Builders Labourer
    9%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    75%
  • Incapacitated
    4%
  • Household Duties
    3%
  • Unpaid Domestic Dutie
    3%
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Census Records

There are 15,000 census records available for the last name Foxwell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Foxwell 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Foxwell. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Foxwell. For the veterans among your Foxwell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Foxwell lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Foxwell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1983. The average life expectancy for Foxwell in 1954 was 48, and 78 in 2004.

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