Sowell Family History

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Sowell Name Meaning

English (Cornwall): variant of Sewell.

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

Similar surnames: Nowell, Lowell, Jowell, Bowell, Rowell, Vowell, Sewell, Sorell

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Sowell Family Origin

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Sowell Family Occupations

What did your Sowell ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Farm Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Sowell. 5% of Sowell men worked as a Farm Labourer and 54% of Sowell women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Sowell were Barristers Chief Clerk and Bank Shorthand Typist

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Farm Labourer
  • General Labourer
  • Motor Mechanic
  • Barristers Chief Clerk

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Unpaid Domestic Dut
  • Bank Shorthand Typist

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Sowell Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 30,000 census records available for the last name Sowell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sowell 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 7,000 immigration records available for the last name Sowell. 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 8,000 military records available for the last name Sowell. For the veterans among your Sowell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Sowell Life Expectancy

What is the average Sowell lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Sowell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1961. The average life expectancy for Sowell in 1944 was 40, and 71 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Sowell

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Sowell 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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