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Ledwell Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Ledwell in Oxfordshire named in Old English as ‘loud spring’ or ‘loud stream’ from Hlūde (a river name derived from hlūd ‘loud’ i.e. ‘roaring stream’) + wella ‘well spring’ or ‘stream’.

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

Similar surnames: Elwell, Sewell, Rodwell, Tidwell, Bidwell, Sidwell, Liddell, Adwell

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Where is the Ledwell family from?

You can see how Ledwell families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ledwell family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Ledwell families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 43 Ledwell families living in London. This was about 38% of all the recorded Ledwell's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Ledwell families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Ledwell surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Ledwell ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the United Kingdom named Ledwell. 100% of Ledwell women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. .

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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 Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Ledwell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ledwell 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 376 immigration records available for the last name Ledwell. 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 920 military records available for the last name Ledwell. For the veterans among your Ledwell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Ledwell lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Ledwell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1982. The average life expectancy for Ledwell in 1957 was 46, and 72 in 2004.

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