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Iswell Family History

Iswell Surname Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.


Similar surnames: Isbell, Oswell, Wiswell, Biswell, Aswell, Kidwell, Jewell, Sell

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Where is the Iswell family from?

You can see how Iswell families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Iswell family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1861 and 1920. The most Iswell families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 5 Iswell families living in Devon. This was about 83% of all the recorded Iswell's in United Kingdom. Devon had the highest population of Iswell families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Iswell surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Iswell ancestors do for a living?

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

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Census Records

There are 155 census records available for the last name Iswell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Iswell 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 immigration records available for the last name Iswell. 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 29 military records available for the last name Iswell. For the veterans among your Iswell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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