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Rodwell Family History

Rodwell Name Meaning

English:: habitational name from any of the three places called Rothwell (Lincolnshire Northamptonshire Yorkshire) from Old English roth ‘clearing’ + wella ‘well spring stream’. habitational name from Radwell (Hertfordshire) or Radwell in Felmersham (Bedfordshire) and perhaps also from other places similarly named. The placenames derive from Old English rēad ‘red’ + wella ‘spring stream well’.

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

Similar surnames: Rowell, Rockwell, Bridwell, Roswell, Tidwell, Kidwell, Foxwell

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Where is the Rodwell family from?

You can see how Rodwell families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Rodwell family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Rodwell families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 378 Rodwell families living in London. This was about 19% of all the recorded Rodwell's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Rodwell families in 1891.
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What did your Rodwell 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 Rodwell. 9% of Rodwell men worked as a Builders Labourer and 68% of Rodwell women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Rodwell were Farm Labourer and Domestic Servant. .

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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
  • General Labourer
  • Bricklayer
  • Farm Labourer

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Housewife
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Domestic Servant
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Census Records

There are 43,000 census records available for the last name Rodwell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rodwell 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 Rodwell. 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 Rodwell. For the veterans among your Rodwell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Rodwell lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Rodwell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Rodwell in 1948 was 46, and 66 in 2004.

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