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Sockwell Surname Meaning

Possibly English: habitational name from a lost or unidentified place.

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


Similar surnames: Stockwell, Rockwell, Brockwell, Foxwell, Sartwell, Roswell, Boswell

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Where is the Sockwell family from?

You can see how Sockwell families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Sockwell family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Sockwell families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 9 Sockwell families living in Northumberland. This was about 20% of all the recorded Sockwell's in United Kingdom. Northumberland had the highest population of Sockwell families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Sockwell surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Sockwell ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Sockwell. 29% of Sockwell men worked as a Laborer and 12% of Sockwell women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Sockwell were Clerk and Saleslady. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    29%
  • Farmer
    26%
  • Carpenter
    6%
  • Clerk
    3%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Clerk
    12%
  • Maid
    12%
  • Teacher
    9%
  • Saleslady
    9%
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Sockwell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sockwell 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 109 immigration records available for the last name Sockwell. 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 940 military records available for the last name Sockwell. For the veterans among your Sockwell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Sockwell lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Sockwell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Sockwell in 1945 was 24, and 66 in 2004.

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