Soward Family History

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Soward Name Meaning

English: unexplained; possibly a variant Seward.

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

Similar surnames: Sowards, Seward, Soard, Howard, Seaward, Sheward, Sayward, Goard

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Soward Family Origin

Where is the Soward family from?

Soward Family Occupations

What did your Soward ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Soward occupation in the UK was Ag Labr. 9% of Soward's were Ag Labrs. Ag Labr, Asst Store Keeper (General Dlr) and Civil Service Clerk were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Soward. A less common occupation for the Soward family was Commercial Clerk Export.

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  • Ag Labr

  • Asst Store Keeper (General Dlr)

  • Civil Service Clerk

  • Commercial Clerk Export


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

Soward Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Soward. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Soward census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1891 UK census records for Soward

Passenger List

There are 670 immigration records available for the last name Soward. 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 Soward. For the veterans among your Soward ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Soward Life Expectancy

What is the average Soward lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Soward life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Soward in 1953 was 43, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Soward

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Soward 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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