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Vawdry Family History

Vawdry 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: Baldry, Andry, Valery, Vardy, Dawdy, Landry, Mandry, Vary, Bowdry

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Where is the Vawdry family from?

You can see how Vawdry families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Vawdry family name was found in the UK in 1891. In 1891 there were 10 Vawdry families living in Lancashire. This was about 63% of all the recorded Vawdry's in United Kingdom. Lancashire had the highest population of Vawdry families in 1891.
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Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Vawdry ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

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Census Records

There are 119 census records available for the last name Vawdry. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Vawdry 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 12 immigration records available for the last name Vawdry. 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 6 military records available for the last name Vawdry. For the veterans among your Vawdry ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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