Widell Family History

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Widell Name Meaning

Swedish: ornamental name composed of the elements Wid-, an element of uncertain meaning (see Widman) + the adjectival suffix -ell, a derivative of Latin -elius.

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


Similar surnames: Windell, Wisell, Wadell, Lindell, Kindell, Rydell, Rudell, Bodell

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Widell Family Origin

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Widell Family Occupations

What did your Widell ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housework were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Widell. 27% of Widell men worked as a Farmer and 25% of Widell women worked as a Housework. Some less common occupations for Americans named Widell were Truck Driver and Teacher

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    27%
  • Laborer
    13%
  • Carpenter
    9%
  • Truck Driver
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housework
    25%
  • Clerk
    20%
  • Maid
    15%
  • Teacher
    10%

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

Widell Historical Records

What Widell family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Widell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Widell 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 Widell. 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 736 military records available for the last name Widell. For the veterans among your Widell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Widell Life Expectancy

What is the average Widell lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Widell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1970, and highest in 1967. The average life expectancy for Widell in 1957 was 59, and 83 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Widell

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Widell 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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