Sawdy Family History

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Sawdy Name Meaning

English (Devon and Cornwall): unexplained.

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

Similar surnames: Sawdey, Sade, Vardy, Sawin, Shady, Kady, Shandy, Candy, Paddy, Sandy

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Sawdy Family Origin

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Sawdy Family Occupations

What did your Sawdy ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Agricultural Labourer, Boatman (Waterman) and Boot Manufacturer (Retired) were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Sawdy. The most common Sawdy occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 14% of Sawdy's were Agricultural Labourers. A less common occupation for the Sawdy family was Houses & Other Property.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Boatman (Waterman)

  • Boot Manufacturer (Retired)

  • Houses & Other Property


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

Sawdy Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Sawdy. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sawdy 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Sawdy. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Sawdy. For the veterans among your Sawdy ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Sawdy Life Expectancy

What is the average Sawdy lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Sawdy life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2004, and highest in 1982. The average life expectancy for Sawdy in 1963 was 65, and 25 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Sawdy

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Sawdy 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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