Jewell Family History

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Jewell Name Meaning

English (of Breton or Cornish origin): from a Celtic personal name, Old Breton Iudicael, composed of elements meaning ‘lord’ + ‘generous’, ‘bountiful’, which was borne by a 7th-century saint, a king of Brittany who abdicated and spent the last part of his life in a monastery. Forms of this name are found in medieval records not only in Devon and Cornwall, where they are of native origin, but also in East Anglia and even Yorkshire, whither they were imported by Bretons after the Norman Conquest.

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


Similar surnames: Sewell, Newell, Oswell, Rowell, Howell, Ewell, Levell, Powell, Elwell

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Jewell Family Origin

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Jewell Family Occupations

What did your Jewell ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Jewell. 2% of Jewell men worked as a General Labourer and 52% of Jewell women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Jewell were Farmer and Domestic Duties

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
    2%
  • Bricklayer
    1%
  • Builders Labourer
    1%
  • Farmer
    1%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    52%
  • Housewife
    2%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    2%
  • Domestic Duties
    2%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Jewell Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 184,000 census records available for the last name Jewell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Jewell 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 12,000 immigration records available for the last name Jewell. 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 25,000 military records available for the last name Jewell. For the veterans among your Jewell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Jewell Life Expectancy

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Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Jewell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Jewell in 1942 was 24, and 71 in 2004.

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