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Ewald Family History

Ewald Surname Meaning

North German: from a personal name composed of the ancient Germanic elements ēo ‘law custom right’ (a rare element in personal names found mostly in Old Saxon) + wald ‘rule’. This name was borne in the 7th century by two brothers (distinguished as ‘Ewald the White’ and ‘Ewald the Black’) who were missionaries in northern Germany. They became the patron saints of Cologne and Westphalia and so contributed to the popularity of the personal name (and hence the eventual frequency of the surname) in these areas.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Wald, Edward, Oswald, Seward, Berwald, Eland, Dewald, Sebald, Wall

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You can see how Ewald families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ewald family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Ewald families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 15 Ewald families living in London. This was about 65% of all the recorded Ewald's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Ewald families in 1891.
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What did your Ewald ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the United Kingdom named Ewald. 67% of Ewald women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. .

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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 Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    67%
  • Office Cleaner
    34%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Ewald. 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 10,000 military records available for the last name Ewald. For the veterans among your Ewald ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Ewald lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Ewald life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Ewald in 1944 was 21, and 75 in 2004.

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