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Sawyers Surname Meaning

English (Surrey and Sussex): variant of Sawyer with post-medieval excrescent -s.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Sayers, Sawyer, Salyers, Swyers, Sanders, Sayer, Mayers, Alders

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Where is the Sawyers family from?

You can see how Sawyers families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Sawyers family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Sawyers families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 80 Sawyers families living in Sussex. This was about 16% of all the recorded Sawyers's in United Kingdom. Sussex had the highest population of Sawyers families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Sawyers surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Sawyers ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Sawyers. 17% of Sawyers men worked as a General Labourer and 75% of Sawyers women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Sawyers were Railway Clerk and Incapacitated. .

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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 Male Occupations In 1939

  • General Labourer
  • General Navvy
  • House Painter
  • Railway Clerk

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Domestic Duties
  • Housewife
  • Incapacitated
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Census Records

There are 32,000 census records available for the last name Sawyers. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sawyers 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Sawyers. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Sawyers. For the veterans among your Sawyers ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Sawyers lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Sawyers life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1962. The average life expectancy for Sawyers in 1944 was 27, and 69 in 2004.

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