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Wagward Family History

Wagward 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: Haggard, Agard, Hayward, Gagnard, Maggard, Jaggard, Alward, Aagaard

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Where is the Wagward family from?

You can see how Wagward families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Wagward family name was found in the UK in 1891. In 1891 there were 7 Wagward families living in Yorkshire. This was 100% of all the recorded Wagward's in United Kingdom. Yorkshire had the highest population of Wagward families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Wagward surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Wagward ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Office was the top reported job for people in the USA named Wagward. 100% of Wagward men worked as an Office. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Office
    100%
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Census Records

There are 13 census records available for the last name Wagward. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wagward 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 immigration records available for the last name Wagward. 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 1 military records available for the last name Wagward. For the veterans among your Wagward ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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