Sward Family History

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Sward Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of Swedish Svärd or Swärd, a soldier’s name or ornamental name from svärd ‘sword’.

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

Similar surnames: Sword, Ward, Seward, Gard, Soard, Shad, Swarm, Sand, Swab, Swords

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Sward Family Origin

Where is the Sward family from?

Sward Family Occupations

What did your Sward ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Labourer, Bricklayers Laborer and Gen Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Sward. A less common occupation for the Sward family was Printer Compositer. The most common Sward occupation in the UK was Labourer. 29% of Sward's were Labourers.

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  • Labourer

  • Bricklayers Laborer

  • Gen Labourer

  • Printer Compositer


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

Sward Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Sward. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sward 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Sward. 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 Sward. For the veterans among your Sward ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Sward Life Expectancy

What is the average Sward lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Sward life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Sward in 1955 was 35, and 68 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Sward

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Sward 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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