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Dwayer Family History

Dwayer 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: Dwyer, Drayer, Sayer, Dreyer, Layer, Mayer, Hayer, Dyer, Bayer

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Where is the Dwayer family from?

You can see how Dwayer families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Dwayer family name was found in the USA in 1920. In 1920 there was 1 Dwayer family living in Massachusetts. This was about 33% of all the recorded Dwayer's in USA. Massachusetts and 2 other states had the highest population of Dwayer families in 1920.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Dwayer surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Dwayer ancestors do for a living?

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

What Dwayer family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 104 census records available for the last name Dwayer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dwayer 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 13 immigration records available for the last name Dwayer. 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 18 military records available for the last name Dwayer. For the veterans among your Dwayer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Dwayer lifespan?

Between 1969 and 2001, in the United States, Dwayer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1979, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Dwayer in 1969 was 81, and 85 in 2001.

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