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Rockwell Surname Meaning

English (Buckinghamshire): habitational name either from Rockwell End in Hambleden (Buckinghamshire) derived from Old English hrōc ‘rook’ + holt ‘wood thicket’ or from one or more unidentified places in southwestern England apparently named Rockwell. This surname is now rare in Britain.

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


Similar surnames: Brockwell, Rodwell, Rothwell, Stockwell, Sockwell, Foxwell, Bucknell

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Where is the Rockwell family from?

You can see how Rockwell families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Rockwell family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Rockwell families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 28 Rockwell families living in London. This was about 26% of all the recorded Rockwell's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Rockwell families in 1891.
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What did your Rockwell ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the United Kingdom named Rockwell. 100% of Rockwell women worked as an Unpaid Domestic 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 Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    100%
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Census Records

There are 78,000 census records available for the last name Rockwell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rockwell 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 Rockwell. 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 18,000 military records available for the last name Rockwell. For the veterans among your Rockwell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Rockwell lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Rockwell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Rockwell in 1945 was 29, and 75 in 2004.

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