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Seward Name Meaning

English: from a Middle English personal name representing two originally distinct personal names, Siward and Seward, Old English Sigeweard and S?weard, composed of the elements sige ‘victory’ and s? ‘sea’ + weard ‘guard’, ‘protect’. They became confused in the late Old English period. English: occupational name for a swineherd, from Old English su ‘pig’ + hierde ‘herdsman’. Irish: when not of English origin (see 1 above) a reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Suaird, Ó Suairt, usually Anglicized as Sword.

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


Similar surnames: Sword, Edward, Ward, Ewart, Ewald, Segar, Savard, Sward, Sheard

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Seward Family Origin

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Seward Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    8%
  • Carpenter

    3%
  • Labourer

    3%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    2%

In 1881, Farmer, Carpenter and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Seward. A less common occupation for the Seward family was Agricultural Labourer. The most common Seward occupation in the UK was Farmer. 8% of Seward's were Farmers.

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Seward Historical Records

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Seward Life Expectancy

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