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Obwian Family History

Obwian 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: Brian, Cobian, O'brian, Bean, Bain, Ban, Damian, Adrian, Kocian

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Where is the Obwian family from?

You can see how Obwian families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Obwian family name was found in Scotland in 1841. In 1841 there were 3 Obwian families living in Dunbartonshire. This was 100% of all the recorded Obwian's in Scotland. Dunbartonshire had the highest population of Obwian families in 1841.
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Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Obwian ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

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Census Records

There are 3 census records available for the last name Obwian. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Obwian 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 Obwian. 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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There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Obwian. For the veterans among your Obwian ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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