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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

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  • Labourer

    15%
  • Blacksmiths Lab

    8%
  • Boiler Maker

    8%
  • Boot Maker

    8%

In 1881, Labourer, Blacksmiths Lab and Boiler Maker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Swords. The most common Swords occupation in the UK was Labourer. 15% of Swords's were Labourers. A less common occupation for the Swords family was Boot Maker.

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Swords Historical Records

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