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Dwans Family History

Dwans 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: Deans, Dwan, Wang, Dean, Duan, Dana, Wass, Hwang, Swan, Danis

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Where is the Dwans family from?

You can see how Dwans families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Dwans family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1891 and 1920. The most Dwans families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 2 Dwans families living in Durham. This was 100% of all the recorded Dwans's in United Kingdom. Durham had the highest population of Dwans families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Dwans 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 Dwans ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

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Census Records

There are 60 census records available for the last name Dwans. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dwans 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 17 immigration records available for the last name Dwans. 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 3 military records available for the last name Dwans. For the veterans among your Dwans ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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