Dewar Family History

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Dewar Name Meaning

occupational name for a custodian of holy relics (which was normally a hereditary office), from Gaelic deoradh ‘pilgrim’, ‘stranger’. habitational name from Dewar, a place near Dalkeith, of uncertain origin.

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

Similar surnames: Demar, Debar, Detar, Dewart, Dean, Deger, Devan, Delay, Deer, Dew

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Dewar Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Dewar name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Dewar. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • France


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Dewar Family Origin

Where is the Dewar family from?

Dewar Family Occupations

What did your Dewar ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Dewar family was Works In Coal Mine. The most common Dewar occupation in the USA was Farmer. 21% of Dewar's were Farmers. Farmer, Grain Dealer and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Dewar.

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  • Farmer

  • Grain Dealer

  • Laborer

  • Works In Coal Mine


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

Dewar Historical Records

What Dewar family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 88,000 census records available for the last name Dewar. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dewar 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 14,000 immigration records available for the last name Dewar. 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 8,000 military records available for the last name Dewar. For the veterans among your Dewar ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Dewar Life Expectancy

What is the average Dewar lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Dewar life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1981. The average life expectancy for Dewar in 1952 was 25, and 80 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Dewar

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Dewar 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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