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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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Where is the Elward family from?

You can see how Elward families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Elward family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Elward families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 85 Elward families living in Glamorgan. This was about 59% of all the recorded Elward's in United Kingdom. Glamorgan had the highest population of Elward families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Elward surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Elward ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Elward. 56% of Elward men worked as a General Labourer and 93% of Elward women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Elward were Agricultural Labourer and Housewife. .

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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.

Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • General Labourer
    56%
  • Colliery Hewer
    23%
  • Agricultural Labourer
    23%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    93%
  • Domestic Servant
    4%
  • Housewife
    4%
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Census Records

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 Lists

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 Cards

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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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.

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