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Aswad Surname Meaning

Arabic (mainly Iraq and Syria): from a distinguishing epithet aswad ‘black’. This surname is found among both Muslims and Christians.

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


Similar surnames: Assad, Awad, Ahmad, Arshad, Shad, Anwar, Saad, Aslam, Awan, Abad

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Where is the Aswad family from?

You can see how Aswad families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Aswad family name was found in the USA in 1920. In 1920 there were 6 Aswad families living in New York. This was about 46% of all the recorded Aswad's in USA. New York had the highest population of Aswad families in 1920.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Aswad surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Aswad ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Proprietor was the top reported job for people in the USA named Aswad. 50% of Aswad men worked as a Proprietor. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Proprietor
    50%
  • Caborer
    50%
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Census Records

There are 298 census records available for the last name Aswad. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Aswad 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 96 immigration records available for the last name Aswad. 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 145 military records available for the last name Aswad. For the veterans among your Aswad ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Aswad lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2004, in the United States, Aswad life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1970, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Aswad in 1964 was 78, and 82 in 2004.

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