Sidwell Family History

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Sidwell Name Meaning

English: of uncertain origin. It appears to be a habitational name from an unidentified place with a second element from Old English well(a) ‘spring’, ‘stream’, but on the other hand early forms are found without prepositions. It may be a phrasal nickname.

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

Similar surnames: Kidwell, Bidwell, Tidwell, Hipwell, Birdwell, Oswell, Rodwell

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Sidwell Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Sidwell name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Sidwell. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • Sweden


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Sidwell Family Origin

Where is the Sidwell family from?

Sidwell Family Occupations

What did your Sidwell ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Labourer, Coal Miner and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Sidwell. The most common Sidwell occupation in the UK was Labourer. 4% of Sidwell's were Labourers. A less common occupation for the Sidwell family was Carpenter.

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  • Labourer

  • Coal Miner

  • Farmer

  • Carpenter


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

Sidwell Historical Records

What Sidwell family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 27,000 census records available for the last name Sidwell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sidwell 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Sidwell. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Sidwell. For the veterans among your Sidwell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Sidwell Life Expectancy

What is the average Sidwell lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Sidwell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1973, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Sidwell in 1954 was 66, and 70 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Sidwell

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Sidwell 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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