De Ward Family History

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De Ward Name Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.

Similar surnames: De Waard, Seward, Edward, Dewart, De Hart, Dewar, Dorward, Dewald

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De Ward Family Origin

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De Ward Family Occupations

What did your De Ward ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Carpenter and File Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named De Ward. 10% of De Ward men worked as a Carpenter and 34% of De Ward women worked as a File Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named De Ward were Bookkeeper and Proprietress

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Carpenter
  • Bartender
  • Bedroom Steward
  • Bookkeeper

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • File Clerk
  • New Worker
  • Proprietress

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

De Ward Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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De Ward Life Expectancy

What is the average De Ward lifespan?

Average De Ward life expectancy in 1993 was 58 years. This was lower than the general public life expectancy which was 73.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for De Ward

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your De 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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