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Odwald Family History

Odwald 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: Oswald, Ewald, Edward, Wald, Ostwald, Rodewald, Odland, Howald

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Where is the Odwald family from?

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

What did your Odwald ancestors do for a living?

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

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Census Records

There are 36 census records available for the last name Odwald. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Odwald 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 13 immigration records available for the last name Odwald. 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 21 military records available for the last name Odwald. For the veterans among your Odwald ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Odwald lifespan?

Average Odwald life expectancy in 2002 was 79 years. This was higher than the general public life expectancy which was 74.

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