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Gwy Family History

Gwy 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: Gay, Goy, Guy, Ewy, Gwyn, Wu, May, Hay, Gu, Gal

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Where is the Gwy family from?

You can see how Gwy families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gwy family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1880 and 1891. The most Gwy families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there was 1 Gwy family living in Durham. This was about 33% of all the recorded Gwy's in United Kingdom. Durham and 2 other counties had the highest population of Gwy families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Gwy surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Gwy ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the United Kingdom named Gwy. 100% of Gwy women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. .

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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.

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    100%
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Census Records

There are 157 census records available for the last name Gwy. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gwy 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 25 immigration records available for the last name Gwy. 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 13 military records available for the last name Gwy. For the veterans among your Gwy ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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