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Dwanay Family History

Dwanay Surname Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.


Similar surnames: Dana, Dunay, Wanat, Danby, Diana, Donnay, Draney, Swaney, Dwan, Dandy

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Where is the Dwanay family from?

You can see how Dwanay families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Dwanay family name was found in Scotland between 1861 and 1891. The most Dwanay families were found in and Scotland in 1861. In 1861 there were 2 Dwanay families living in Angus. This was 100% of all the recorded Dwanay's in Scotland. Angus had the highest population of Dwanay families in 1861.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Dwanay surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

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Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Dwanay ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

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Census Records

There are 6 census records available for the last name Dwanay. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dwanay 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 2 immigration records available for the last name Dwanay. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Dwanay. For the veterans among your Dwanay ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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