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Dwes Family History

Dwes Name 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: Dees, Dies, Dawes, Dyes, Dues, Drew, Wei, Wen, Lees, Due

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Where is the Dwes family from?

You can see how Dwes families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Dwes family name was found in the USA in 1920. In 1920 there was 1 Dwes family living in South Carolina. This was 100% of all the recorded Dwes's in USA. South Carolina had the highest population of Dwes families in 1920.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Dwes surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Dwes ancestors do for a living?

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

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Census Records

There are 41 census records available for the last name Dwes. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dwes 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 12 immigration records available for the last name Dwes. 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 6 military records available for the last name Dwes. For the veterans among your Dwes ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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