Aylward Family History

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Aylward Name Meaning

English: from a Middle English personal name, Ailward, representing a coalescence of at least two Old English names: Æ{dh}elweard ‘noble guardian’ and Ælfweard ‘elf guardian’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Allard, Edward, Hayward, Howard, Gillard, Alford, Alwardt, Ryland

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Aylward Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Aylward name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Aylward. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • Ireland & Scotland


  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Norway


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Aylward Family Origin

Where is the Aylward family from?

Aylward Family Occupations

What did your Aylward ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Aylward occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 6% of Aylward's were Agricultural Labourers. Agricultural Labourer, Labourer and Annuitant were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Aylward. A less common occupation for the Aylward family was General Labr.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Labourer

  • Annuitant

  • General Labr


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

Aylward Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 34,000 census records available for the last name Aylward. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Aylward census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Aylward. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 4,000 military records available for the last name Aylward. For the veterans among your Aylward ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Aylward Life Expectancy

What is the average Aylward lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Aylward life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Aylward in 1952 was 63, and 84 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Aylward

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Aylward ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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