Swords Family History

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Swords Name Meaning

(Counties Leix and Offaly) variant of Sword 2, with superfluous English patronymic -s. habitational name from a place of this name in County Dublin. Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Claimhín, a translation as though from claidheamh ‘sword’ (see Clavin).

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


Similar surnames: Sword, Cords, Moors, Woods, Sward, Storrs, Worl, Boros, Kordes, Works

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Swords Family Origin

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Swords Family Occupations

What did your Swords ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Swords. 43% of Swords men worked as a General Labourer and 54% of Swords women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Swords were General Labourer Heavy Worker and Incapacitated

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
    43%
  • Coal Hewer Below Ground Heavy Worker
    29%
  • General Labourer Heavy Worker
    29%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    54%
  • Private Means
    10%
  • Housewife
    10%
  • Incapacitated
    7%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Swords Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Swords. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Swords 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Swords. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Swords. For the veterans among your Swords ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Swords Life Expectancy

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Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Swords life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Swords in 1951 was 35, and 76 in 2004.

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