Tidwell Family History

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Tidwell Name Meaning

English: reduced form of Tid(e)swell, a habitational name from Tideswell in Derbyshire, so named from the Old English personal name Tidi + Old English wella ‘spring’.

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

Similar surnames: Kidwell, Twidwell, Sidwell, Bidwell, Rodwell, Bridwell, Birdwell

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Tidwell Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Tidwell name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Tidwell. 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


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


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Tidwell Family Origin

Where is the Tidwell family from?

Tidwell Family Occupations

What did your Tidwell ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Farm Labourer, Agricultural Labourer and Carter (Ag Lab) were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Tidwell. The most common Tidwell occupation in the UK was Farm Labourer. 17% of Tidwell's were Farm Labourers. A less common occupation for the Tidwell family was Cotton Weaver.

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  • Farm Labourer

  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Carter (Ag Lab)

  • Cotton Weaver


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

Tidwell Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 48,000 census records available for the last name Tidwell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Tidwell 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 Tidwell. 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 15,000 military records available for the last name Tidwell. For the veterans among your Tidwell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Tidwell Life Expectancy

What is the average Tidwell lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Tidwell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Tidwell in 1944 was 44, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Tidwell

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Tidwell 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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