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Haswell Family History

Haswell Name Meaning

English (Durham): habitational name from Haswell (Durham) or less probably from Haswell (Somerset) or Haswell in North Huish (Devon). The placenames probably derive from Old English hæsel ‘hazel’ + wella ‘well spring stream’.

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

Similar surnames: Harwell, Caswell, Hassell, Farwell, Hipwell, Banwell, Shadwell

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Where is the Haswell family from?

You can see how Haswell families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Haswell family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Haswell families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 363 Haswell families living in Durham. This was about 35% of all the recorded Haswell's in United Kingdom. Durham had the highest population of Haswell families in 1891.
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What did your Haswell ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Haswell. 17% of Haswell men worked as a General Labourer and 75% of Haswell women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Haswell were Incapacitated and Housewife. .

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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

  • General Labourer
  • Joiner
  • Architect
  • Incapacitated

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Unpaid Household Duties
  • Housewife
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Census Records

There are 26,000 census records available for the last name Haswell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Haswell 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Haswell. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Haswell. For the veterans among your Haswell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Haswell lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Haswell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Haswell in 1962 was 65, and 78 in 2004.

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