Wivell Family History

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Wivell Name Meaning

English (Devon and Cornwall): according to Reaney a habitational name of Norman origin, from Gouville in Eure, France, recorded earlier as Wivilla, but possibly from the Old English personal name Wifel or the vocabulary word wifel ‘weevil’, ‘beetle’. Danish: habitational name from the place name Vivild.

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

Similar surnames: Wisell, Kidwell, Will, Bovell, Wiele, Levell, Well, Wiswell, Idell

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Wivell Family Origin

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Wivell Family Occupations

What did your Wivell ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Wivell family was Farm Labourer. Accountants Clerk, Charwoman and Farm 70 Acres were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Wivell. The most common Wivell occupation in the UK was Accountants Clerk. 6% of Wivell's were Accountants Clerks.

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  • Accountants Clerk

  • Charwoman

  • Farm 70 Acres

  • Farm Labourer


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

Wivell Historical Records

What Wivell family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Wivell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wivell 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 337 immigration records available for the last name Wivell. 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 259 military records available for the last name Wivell. For the veterans among your Wivell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Wivell Life Expectancy

What is the average Wivell lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Wivell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Wivell in 1943 was 43, and 54 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Wivell

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Wivell 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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