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Pawyer Family History

Pawyer 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: Payer, Sawyer, Mawyer, Lawyer, Sayer, Palmer, Layer, Power, Mayer

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Where is the Pawyer family from?

You can see how Pawyer families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Pawyer family name was found in the UK in 1891. In 1891 there was 1 Pawyer family living in Yorkshire. This was 100% of all the recorded Pawyer's in United Kingdom. Yorkshire had the highest population of Pawyer families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Pawyer surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Pawyer ancestors do for a living?

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

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Census Records

There are 52 census records available for the last name Pawyer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pawyer 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 16 immigration records available for the last name Pawyer. 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 3 military records available for the last name Pawyer. For the veterans among your Pawyer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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