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Stockwell Surname Meaning

English:: habitational name from any of various places called Stockwell including Stockwell in Lambeth (Surrey) and Stockwell in Cowley (Gloucestershire) from Old English stocc ‘tree trunk stump’ + wella ‘well spring stream’. perhaps sometimes in northern England a variant of Stockill a habitational name from Stockeld in Spofforth (Worth Yorkshire) and perhaps also Stockheld Grange in Barwick in Elmet (Yorkshire). The placenames derive from Old English stocc ‘tree trunk stump’ + helde ‘slope’.

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

Similar surnames: Rockwell, Brockwell, Stowell, Sockwell, Stockdale, Stockley

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Where is the Stockwell family from?

You can see how Stockwell families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Stockwell family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Stockwell families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 511 Stockwell families living in London. This was about 27% of all the recorded Stockwell's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Stockwell families in 1891.
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What did your Stockwell 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 Stockwell. 12% of Stockwell men worked as a General Labourer and 71% of Stockwell women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Stockwell were Carpenter joiner and 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 Male Occupations In 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Bricklayer
  • Gardener
  • Carpenter joiner

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Private Means
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Domestic Duties
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Census Records

There are 83,000 census records available for the last name Stockwell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Stockwell 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 8,000 immigration records available for the last name Stockwell. 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 Stockwell. For the veterans among your Stockwell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Stockwell lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Stockwell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Stockwell in 1953 was 45, and 75 in 2004.

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