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Vawden Family History

Vawden 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: Vaden, Bawden, Varden, Bowden, Hayden, Cowden, Harden, Carden, Howden

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Where is the Vawden family from?

You can see how Vawden families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Vawden family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1880 and 1891. The most Vawden families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 4 Vawden families living in Gloucestershire. This was about 57% of all the recorded Vawden's in United Kingdom. Gloucestershire had the highest population of Vawden families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Vawden surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Vawden ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Civil Servant was the top reported job for people in the United Kingdom named Vawden. 50% of Vawden women worked as a Civil Servant. .

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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

  • Civil Servant
  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
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Census Records

There are 296 census records available for the last name Vawden. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Vawden 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 8 immigration records available for the last name Vawden. 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 military records available for the last name Vawden. For the veterans among your Vawden ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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