Elward Family History

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Elward Name Meaning

English: variant of Aylward. In the British Isles the name is found chiefly in Wales, particularly Cardiff.

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

Similar surnames: Alward, Bellard, Elwood, Edward, Ellard, Howard, Elford, Allard

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Elward Family Origin

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Elward Family Occupations

What did your Elward ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Elward occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 40% of Elward's were Agricultural Labourers. Agricultural Labourer, Boarding House Keeper and Brass Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Elward. A less common occupation for the Elward family was Coal Miner.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Boarding House Keeper

  • Brass Labourer

  • Coal Miner


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

Elward Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Elward. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Elward 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 696 immigration records available for the last name Elward. 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 679 military records available for the last name Elward. For the veterans among your Elward ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Elward Life Expectancy

What is the average Elward lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Elward life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Elward in 1951 was 47, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Elward

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Elward 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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