Roswell Family History

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Roswell Name Meaning

English: apparently a habitational name from an unidentified place.

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

Similar surnames: Rodwell, Croswell, Rowell, Doswell, Boswell, Oswell, Foxwell, Rossell

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Roswell Family Origin

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Roswell Family Occupations

What did your Roswell ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Shoe Maker, Wardrobe Dealer and Breasome Cap Factry were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Roswell. The most common Roswell occupation in the UK was Shoe Maker. 13% of Roswell's were Shoe Makers. A less common occupation for the Roswell family was Chemist & Druggist.

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  • Shoe Maker

  • Wardrobe Dealer

  • Breasome Cap Factry

  • Chemist & Druggist


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

Roswell Historical Records

What Roswell family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Roswell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Roswell 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 Roswell

Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Roswell. 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 Roswell. For the veterans among your Roswell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Roswell Life Expectancy

What is the average Roswell lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Roswell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1981, and highest in 1972. The average life expectancy for Roswell in 1950 was 40, and 71 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Roswell

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Roswell 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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