O'dwyer Family History

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O'dwyer Name Meaning

Southern Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Dubhuidhir ‘descendant of Duibhuidhir’ (see Dwyer).

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


Similar surnames: Dwyer, O'haver, O'dea, Dyer, O'day, Lawyer, Payer, Wyer, Sawyer

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O'dwyer Family Origin

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O'dwyer Family Occupations

What did your O'dwyer ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Bricklayer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named O'dwyer. 3% of O'dwyer men worked as a Bricklayer and 31% of O'dwyer women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named O'dwyer were Construction Engineer and Private Means

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Bricklayer
    3%
  • Builders Labourer
    3%
  • Catholic Priest
    2%
  • Construction Engineer
    2%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    31%
  • Domestic Servant
    5%
  • Housemaid
    3%
  • Private Means
    3%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

O'dwyer Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 25,000 census records available for the last name O'dwyer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, O'dwyer 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name O'dwyer. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name O'dwyer. For the veterans among your O'dwyer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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O'dwyer Life Expectancy

What is the average O'dwyer lifespan?

Between 2000 and 2004, in the United States, O'dwyer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2000, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for O'dwyer in 2000 was 3, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for O'dwyer

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