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Hewell Family History

Hewell Name Meaning

English (London):: from the Middle English personal name Hu(g)hel a pet form of Hugh. See Hugh and compare Hewlett . variant of Ewell with prosthetic H-.

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


Similar surnames: Newell, Sewell, Howell, Jewell, Rowell, Hegel, Shewell, Ewell, Oswell

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Where is the Hewell family from?

You can see how Hewell families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hewell family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hewell families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 191 Hewell families living in London. This was about 31% of all the recorded Hewell's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Hewell families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Hewell surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Hewell ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Police Constable and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Hewell. 50% of Hewell men worked as a Police Constable and 88% of Hewell women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hewell were Tanners Labourer and Private Means. .

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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

  • Police Constable
    50%
  • Tanners Labourer
    50%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    88%
  • Domestic Servant
    4%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    4%
  • Private Means
    4%
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Census Records

There are 13,000 census records available for the last name Hewell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hewell 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 Hewell. 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 Hewell. For the veterans among your Hewell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hewell lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Hewell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1974. The average life expectancy for Hewell in 1959 was 36, and 81 in 2004.

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