Longwell Family History

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Longwell Name Meaning

habitational name from any of various minor places, for example in Cumbria, Northumberland, and Gloucestershire, all named from Old English lang ‘long’ + wella ‘spring’, ‘stream’. (of Norman origin): habitational name from Longueville-sur-Scie (formerly Longueville-la-Gifart) in Seine-Inférieure, France.

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

Similar surnames: Bonwell, Doswell, Banwell, Longden, Boswell, Cantwell, Boxwell

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Longwell Family Origin

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Longwell Family Occupations

What did your Longwell ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Longwell occupation in the UK was Blast Furnaceman Iron Works. 10% of Longwell's were Blast Furnaceman Iron Workss. Blast Furnaceman Iron Works, Cashier (Oil Trade) and Dressmaker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Longwell. A less common occupation for the Longwell family was Engine Smith.

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  • Blast Furnaceman Iron Works

  • Cashier (Oil Trade)

  • Dressmaker

  • Engine Smith


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

Longwell Historical Records

What Longwell family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Longwell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Longwell 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 Longwell

Passenger List

There are 730 immigration records available for the last name Longwell. 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 Longwell. For the veterans among your Longwell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Longwell Life Expectancy

What is the average Longwell lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Longwell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Longwell in 1944 was 29, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Longwell

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Longwell 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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