Sword Name Meaning

Scottish and English: metonymic occupational name for a swordsman or armorer, from Middle English swerd, sword ‘sword’. Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Suaird, Ó Suairt ‘descendant of Suart’, a personal name derived from Old Norse Sigvarðr ‘victory keeper’, a cognate of Old English Sigeweard. Compare Seward 1.

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


Similar surnames: Seward, Swords, Ford, Ward, Wood, Lord, Ord, Short, Shore, Work

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Sword Family Origin

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Sword Family Occupations

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  • Labourer

    4%
  • Farmer

    3%
  • Shepherd

    3%
  • Coal Miner

    2%

In 1881, the most common Sword occupation in the UK was Labourer. 4% of Sword's were Labourers. A less common occupation for the Sword family was Coal Miner. Labourer, Farmer and Shepherd were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Sword.

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Between 1950 and 2004, Sword life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1969. The average life expectancy for Sword in 1950 was 51, and 69 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Sword

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