Dewar Name Meaning

occupational name for a custodian of holy relics (which was normally a hereditary office), from Gaelic deoradh ‘pilgrim’, ‘stranger’. habitational name from Dewar, a place near Dalkeith, of uncertain origin.

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


Similar surnames: Demar, Debar, Detar, Dewart, Dean, Deger, Devan, Delay, Deer, Dew

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Dewar Family Origin

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Dewar Family Occupations

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  • Labourer

    4%
  • Farmer

    3%
  • Joiner

    2%
  • Annuitant

    2%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Dewar family was Annuitant. The most common Dewar occupation in the UK was Labourer. 4% of Dewar's were Labourers. Labourer, Farmer and Joiner were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Dewar.

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Dewar Historical Records

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Dewar Life Expectancy

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Between 1952 and 2004, Dewar life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1981. The average life expectancy for Dewar in 1952 was 25, and 80 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Dewar

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