Pownall Family History

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Pownall Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place in Cheshire, first recorded in the 12th century as Pohenhale, from the genitive case of the Old English personal name Pohha + Old English halh ‘nook’, ‘recess’.

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

Similar surnames: Dowdall, Bagnall, Gornall, Foxall, Darnall, Brownell, Voshall, Arnall

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Pownall Family Origin

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Pownall Family Occupations

What did your Pownall ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Pownall occupation in the UK was Farmer. 5% of Pownall's were Farmers. Farmer, Housekeeper and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Pownall. A less common occupation for the Pownall family was Silk Weaver.

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  • Farmer

  • Housekeeper

  • Labourer

  • Silk Weaver


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

Pownall Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 24,000 census records available for the last name Pownall. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pownallcensus 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Pownall. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Pownall. For the veterans among your Pownall ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Pownall Life Expectancy

What is the average Pownall lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Pownall life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1941, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Pownall in 1941 was 44, and 79 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Pownall

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Pownall 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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