Vowell Family History

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Vowell Name Meaning

English variant of Fowle.

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

Similar surnames: Vowels, Rowell, Nowell, Bowell, Jowell, Lowell, Sowell, Sorell

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Vowell Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Vowell name?

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


  • Native American—North, Central, South


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Vowell Family Origin

Where is the Vowell family from?

Vowell Family Occupations

What did your Vowell ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Vowell family was Coppersmith. The most common Vowell occupation in the UK was Labourer. 22% of Vowell's were Labourers. Labourer, Agricultural Labourer and Coal Miner were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Vowell.

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  • Labourer

  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Coal Miner

  • Coppersmith


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

Vowell Historical Records

What Vowell family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Vowell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Vowell 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 455 immigration records available for the last name Vowell. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Vowell. For the veterans among your Vowell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Vowell Life Expectancy

What is the average Vowell lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Vowell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Vowell in 1954 was 39, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Vowell

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Vowell 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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