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Origins of the Caldwell surname

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About the Caldwells

We have a total number of 59825 records for people with the last name Caldwell.

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Where do most Caldwells live?

In 1921, most Caldwells lived in London.

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Interesting facts about Caldwells

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We have 37,600 records for the Caldwell surname. The oldest one dates back to 1558.

Who were Caldwells most likely to marry?




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What are the most common Caldwell first names?

  • John
  • James
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

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Common jobs for Caldwells

Men and women often performed different types of jobs, so these are displayed by gender to maintain their historical accuracy.

Common Female occupations for Caldwells in 1921


Cotton Weaver




Domestic Servant


House Keeper


Common Male occupations for Caldwells in 1921
Farm Hands


Coal Miner


Semiskilled Chauffeurs And Drivers






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