Ward Family History

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Ward Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a watchman or guard, from Old English weard ‘guard’ (used as both an agent noun and an abstract noun). Irish: reduced form of McWard, an Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac an Bhaird ‘son of the poet’. The surname occurs throughout Ireland, where three different branches of the family are known as professional poets. Surname adopted by bearers of the Jewish surname Warshawski, Warshawsky or some other Jewish name bearing some similarity to the English name. Americanized form of French Guerin.

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


Similar surnames: Bard, Hard, Card, Wand, Gard, Yard, Wald, Seward, Ware, Hand

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Ward Family Origin

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Ward Family Occupations

What did your Ward ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Agricultural Labourer

    4%
  • Farmer

    4%
  • Labourer

    3%
  • Coal Miner

    3%

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

Ward Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Ward. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ward 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Ward. 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 Ward. For the veterans among your Ward ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Ward Life Expectancy

What is the average Ward lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Ward life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1940, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Ward in 1940 was 29, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Ward

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Ward 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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