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Gwe Family History

Gwe 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: Gee, Ge, Gue, Awe, Goe, Wu, He, Wei, Gale, Rye

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Where is the Gwe family from?

You can see how Gwe families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gwe family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1911 and 1920. The most Gwe families were found in USA in 1920, and Canada in 1911. In 1920 there was 1 Gwe family living in Ohio. This was 100% of all the recorded Gwe's in USA. Ohio had the highest population of Gwe families in 1920.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Gwe surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Gwe ancestors do for a living?

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

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Census Records

There are 42 census records available for the last name Gwe. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gwe 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 9 immigration records available for the last name Gwe. 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 9 military records available for the last name Gwe. For the veterans among your Gwe ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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