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Rothwell Family History

Rothwell Surname Meaning

English (Lancashire): variant of Rowell . This name was brought to Ireland (Meath) from England in the 17th century.

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


Similar surnames: Bothwell, Rockwell, Southwell, Rodwell, Rothell, Rathmell, Rowell

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Where is the Rothwell family from?

You can see how Rothwell families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Rothwell family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Rothwell families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 4,701 Rothwell families living in Lancashire. This was about 80% of all the recorded Rothwell's in United Kingdom. Lancashire had the highest population of Rothwell families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Rothwell surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Rothwell 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 Rothwell. 10% of Rothwell men worked as a General Labourer and 66% of Rothwell women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Rothwell were Cotton Spinner 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
    10%
  • Incapacitated
    3%
  • Bricklayer
    3%
  • Cotton Spinner
    3%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    66%
  • Cotton Weaver
    4%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    2%
  • Housewife
    2%
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Census Records

There are 91,000 census records available for the last name Rothwell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rothwell 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 28,000 immigration records available for the last name Rothwell. 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 9,000 military records available for the last name Rothwell. For the veterans among your Rothwell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Rothwell lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Rothwell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 1970. The average life expectancy for Rothwell in 1947 was 38, and 77 in 2004.

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