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Wiswell Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Wiswell in Lancashire, named from Old English wisc ‘marshy meadow’ + wella ‘spring’, ‘stream’.

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


Similar surnames: Haswell, Caswell, Whitwell, Hipwell, Doswell, Sidwell, Bidwell

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Wiswell Family Origin

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Wiswell Family Occupations

What did your Wiswell ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Farmer and Gen Lab were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Wiswell. A less common occupation for the Wiswell family was Wheel Wright. The most common Wiswell occupation in the UK was Farmer. 33% of Wiswell's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    33%
  • Gen Lab

    33%
  • Wheel Wright

    33%

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

Wiswell Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Wiswell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wiswell 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Wiswell. 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 Wiswell. For the veterans among your Wiswell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Wiswell Life Expectancy

What is the average Wiswell lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Wiswell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Wiswell in 1943 was 45, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Wiswell

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Wiswell 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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