Trowell Family History

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Trowell Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Trowell in Nottinghamshire, named in Old English with treow ‘tree’ + wella ‘stream’. Ekwall suggests that this may have referred to a tree bridge. Compare Trowbridge.

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

Similar surnames: Crowell, Rowell, Cromwell, Rodwell, Bromwell, Stowell, Tidwell

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Trowell Family Origin

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Trowell Family Occupations

What did your Trowell ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Trowell occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 10% of Trowell's were Agricultural Labourers. A less common occupation for the Trowell family was Annuitant. Agricultural Labourer, Farmer and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Trowell.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Farmer

  • Labourer

  • Annuitant


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

Trowell Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Trowell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Trowell 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 964 immigration records available for the last name Trowell. 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 Trowell. For the veterans among your Trowell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Trowell Life Expectancy

What is the average Trowell lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Trowell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Trowell in 1948 was 57, and 67 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Trowell

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Trowell 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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