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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?

Smiths

&

Browns

Our Marriage record sets tell us which families married Jewells.

What are the most common Jewell first names?

  • William
  • John
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

Our birth record sets tell us the names of Jewell family members

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
Dressmaker

184

Laundress

113

General Servant Domestic

91

General Servant

59

Housekeeper

56

Common Male occupations for Jewells in 1921
General Labourer

130

Carpenter

129

Tin Miner

118

Agricultural Labourer

116

Farm Labourer

111

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