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Hartwell Name Meaning

English (West Midlands): habitational name from any of several places called Hartwell (Staffordshire Northamptonshire Buckinghamshire Sussex and Devon) all named with Old English heorot ‘hart stag’ + wella ‘well spring stream’.

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


Similar surnames: Hartell, Harwell, Hartnell, Cantwell, Carswell, Barnwell, Bardwell

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Where is the Hartwell family from?

You can see how Hartwell families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hartwell family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hartwell families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 254 Hartwell families living in London. This was about 17% of all the recorded Hartwell's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Hartwell families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Hartwell surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Hartwell ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Builders Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Hartwell. 7% of Hartwell men worked as a Builders Labourer and 69% of Hartwell women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hartwell were Gardener and Private Means. .

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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

  • Builders Labourer
    7%
  • General Labourer
    7%
  • Lorry Driver
    6%
  • Gardener
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    69%
  • Housewife
    3%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    3%
  • Private Means
    2%
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What Hartwell family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 66,000 census records available for the last name Hartwell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hartwell 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 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Hartwell. 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 10,000 military records available for the last name Hartwell. For the veterans among your Hartwell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hartwell lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Hartwell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Hartwell in 1947 was 39, and 72 in 2004.

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