Wadell Family History

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Wadell Name Meaning

Variant spelling of English Waddell. Variant spelling of German Wadel. Swedish: ornamental or topographic name from vad ‘ford’ + the common surname suffix -ell.

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


Similar surnames: Widell, Adell, Bodell, Rydell, Waddell, Wall, Rudell, Randell

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Wadell Family Origin

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Wadell Family Occupations

What did your Wadell ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Agricultural Labourer, Charwoman and Cotton Weaver were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Wadell. A less common occupation for the Wadell family was Decorator (Painter). The most common Wadell occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 14% of Wadell's were Agricultural Labourers.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

    14%
  • Charwoman

    14%
  • Cotton Weaver

    14%
  • Decorator (Painter)

    14%

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

Wadell Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Wadell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wadell census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1891 UK census records for Wadell

Passenger List

There are 971 immigration records available for the last name Wadell. 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 652 military records available for the last name Wadell. For the veterans among your Wadell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Wadell Life Expectancy

What is the average Wadell lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Wadell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1988, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Wadell in 1962 was 69, and 83 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Wadell

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Wadell 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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