Rodwell Family History

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Rodwell Name Meaning

English (chiefly East Anglia): apparently a habitational name from an unidentified place, perhaps named with the Old English personal name Hroda (see Rodney) + Old English well(a) ‘spring’, ‘stream’.

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

Similar surnames: Rowell, Rockwell, Bridwell, Roswell, Tidwell, Kidwell, Foxwell

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Rodwell Family Origin

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Rodwell Family Occupations

What did your Rodwell ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Rodwell family was Bricklayer. Agricultural Labourer, Farmer and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Rodwell. The most common Rodwell occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 7% of Rodwell's were Agricultural Labourers.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Farmer

  • Labourer

  • Bricklayer


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

Rodwell Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 43,000 census records available for the last name Rodwell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rodwell 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Rodwell. 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 Rodwell. For the veterans among your Rodwell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Rodwell Life Expectancy

What is the average Rodwell lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Rodwell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Rodwell in 1948 was 46, and 66 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Rodwell

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Rodwell 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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