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Dwan Surname Meaning

Irish (Tipperary and Offaly): Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Dubháin or Ó Damháin (see Doane ). Chinese: variant of Duan .

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

Similar surnames: Lean, Egan, Doan, Dean, Day, Dolan, Dugan, Shan, Iwan, Swan

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Where is the Dwan family from?

You can see how Dwan families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Dwan family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Dwan families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 24 Dwan families living in London. This was about 30% of all the recorded Dwan's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Dwan families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Dwan surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Dwan ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Wharf Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Dwan. 100% of Dwan men worked as a Wharf Labourer and 92% of Dwan women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. .

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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.

Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • Wharf Labourer

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • General Clerk
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Census Records

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Dwan. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dwan 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Dwan. 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 792 military records available for the last name Dwan. For the veterans among your Dwan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Dwan lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Dwan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1974, and highest in 1981. The average life expectancy for Dwan in 1947 was 44, and 68 in 2004.

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