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Greenwell Name Meaning

English (Northumberland): topographic name for someone who lived by a stream among lush pastures, from Middle English grene ‘green’ + welle ‘spring’, ‘stream’, or habitational name from a minor place so named.

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


Similar surnames: Greenwood, Greenhill, Greenway, Greenlee, Fretwell, Greenfield

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Greenwell Family Origin

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Greenwell Family Occupations

What did your Greenwell ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Greenwell occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 14% of Greenwell's were Coal Miners. A less common occupation for the Greenwell family was Blacksmith. Coal Miner, Farmer and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Greenwell.

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  • Coal Miner

    14%
  • Farmer

    3%
  • Labourer

    3%
  • Blacksmith

    2%

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

Greenwell Historical Records

What Greenwell family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Greenwell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Greenwell census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1891 UK census records for Greenwell

Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Greenwell. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Greenwell. For the veterans among your Greenwell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Greenwell Life Expectancy

What is the average Greenwell lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Greenwell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Greenwell in 1942 was 37, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Greenwell

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Greenwell 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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