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Banwell Name Meaning

English (Somerset): habitational name from Banwell in Somerset named from Old English bana ‘killer’ + wella ‘stream spring’. English: habitational name from Banwell Farm in North Mundham Sussex. Irish (of Norman origin): variant of Banville or Banfield .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Bonwell, Bagwell, Barnwell, Caswell, Bradwell, Bramwell, Boxwell

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Where is the Banwell family from?

You can see how Banwell families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Banwell family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1880 and 1920. The most Banwell families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 199 Banwell families living in Somerset. This was about 35% of all the recorded Banwell's in United Kingdom. Somerset had the highest population of Banwell families in 1891.
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What did your Banwell ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Dairy Farmer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Banwell. 17% of Banwell men worked as a Dairy Farmer and 71% of Banwell women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Banwell were Public Works Contractors Labourer and House Duties. .

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

Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • Dairy Farmer
  • Builders Labourer
  • General Labourer
  • Public Works Contractors Labourer

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Housewife
  • Incapacitated
  • House Duties
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Census Records

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Banwell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Banwell census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 824 immigration records available for the last name Banwell. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 789 military records available for the last name Banwell. For the veterans among your Banwell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Banwell lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Banwell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1974, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Banwell in 1957 was 66, and 77 in 2004.

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