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Dwany Family History

Dwany 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: Dwan, Wang, Dean, Day, Duan, Dana, Hwang, Swan, Wand, Denny

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Where is the Dwany family from?

You can see how Dwany families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Dwany family name was found in Scotland between 1851 and 1861. The most Dwany families were found in and Scotland in 1851. In 1851 there were 3 Dwany families living in Lanarkshire. This was about 60% of all the recorded Dwany's in Scotland. Lanarkshire had the highest population of Dwany families in 1851.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Dwany surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Dwany ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Sales Clerk was the top reported job for people in the USA named Dwany. 100% of Dwany women worked as a Sales Clerk. .

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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 Female Occupations In 1940

  • Sales Clerk
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Census Records

There are 63 census records available for the last name Dwany. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dwany 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 8 immigration records available for the last name Dwany. 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 military records available for the last name Dwany. For the veterans among your Dwany ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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