Ewald Family History

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Ewald Name Meaning

North German: from a Germanic personal name composed of the elements eo ‘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 North 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 ©2013, Oxford University Press


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

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Ewald Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Ewald name?

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

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  • England & Wales

    40%

  • Germanic Europe

    19%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    15%

  • Eastern Europe & Russia

    8%

  • Sweden

    4%

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Ewald Family Origin

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Ewald Family Occupations

What did your Ewald ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Boot Finisher and Cook (N D) were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Ewald. The most common Ewald occupation in the UK was Boot Finisher. 33% of Ewald's were Boot Finishers. A less common occupation for the Ewald family was Senior Clerk Of Her Majestys Records.

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  • Boot Finisher

    33%
  • Cook (N D)

    33%
  • Senior Clerk Of Her Majestys Records

    33%

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

Ewald Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 23,000 census records available for the last name Ewald. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ewald 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 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 Card

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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Ewald Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Ewald

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Ewald 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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