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Dwest Family History

Dwest 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: West, Best, Oest, Twist, Dust, Sweet, Dent, Dorst, Wuest, Durst

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Where is the Dwest family from?

You can see how Dwest families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Dwest family name was found in the UK, and Canada between 1891 and 1911. The most Dwest families were found in United Kingdom in 1891, and Canada in 1911. In 1891 there were 2 Dwest families living in Somerset. This was 100% of all the recorded Dwest's in United Kingdom. Somerset had the highest population of Dwest families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Dwest surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Dwest ancestors do for a living?

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

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Census Records

There are 39 census records available for the last name Dwest. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dwest 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Dwest. 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 Dwest. For the veterans among your Dwest ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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