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Origins of the Jewell surname

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About the Jewells

We have a total number of 39313 records for people with the last name Jewell.

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Where do most Jewells live?

In 1921, most Jewells lived in South West.

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Interesting facts about Jewells

How common is your surname?

You have a rare surname! It's not in the top 1000 UK surnames!

We have 33,000 records for the Jewell surname. The oldest one dates back to 1538.

Who were Jewells most likely to marry?




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What are the most common Jewell first names?

  • William
  • John
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

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Common jobs for Jewells

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

Common Female occupations for Jewells in 1921




General Servant Domestic


General Servant




Common Male occupations for Jewells in 1921
General Labourer




Tin Miner


Agricultural Labourer


Farm Labourer


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