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since 1880
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Origin and Meaning of Sowell

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  • A user from Washington, United States says the name Sowell means "Seawolf".
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Notable Persons With the Last Name Sowell

Thomas Sowell is an economist in the fields of education, politics, history, and economics. Thomas was born on June 30th, 1930 in Gastonia, North Carolina, U.S.


Anthony was born on August 19th, 1959. Anthony is also known as The Cleveland Strangler and The Imperial Avenue Murderer.


Bradley Sowell is an athlete for the Arizona Cardinals. His ongoing career started in 2012. Bradley was born on June 6th, 1989 in Hernando, Mississippi.


His military service ended in 1836. Andrew was born in 1815 in Davidson County, Tennessee. He breathed his last breath in 1883.


Dawn was born on March 27th, 1966.


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Popularity of Sowell as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Sowell U.S.
  White 62.41% 64.26%
  African American 32.25% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.31% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.34% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.34% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.34% 16.26%

Of Last Name Sowell

People with the last name Sowell are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Sowell

  • How Popular is the name Sowell? As a last name Sowell was the 3,696th most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Sowell first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Sowell is Saturday, January 5th, 1884.
  • How unique is the name Sowell? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Sowell. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Sowell: Your name in reverse order is Llewos. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Wlosle. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Sowell? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 9,612 people with the last name Sowell.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Sowell? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 3 of them will have Sowell as their last name.

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