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Dewart Name Meaning

Scottish: variant of Dewar, formerly found chiefly in Lanarkshire. Possibly an altered spelling of Dutch de Waart, a variant of De Weerd. Possibly a variant spelling of German Deward, from an old personal name Teudoard, composed of Old High German diot ‘people’, ‘nation’ + wart- ‘observer’, ‘guard’.

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


Similar surnames: Dewald, Dukart, Ewart, Ehart, Dorwart, Seward, Demar, Dewalt, Detar

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Where is the Dewart family from?

You can see how Dewart families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Dewart family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Dewart families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 7 Dewart families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 88% of all the recorded Dewart's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Dewart families in 1840.
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What did your Dewart ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Dewart. 22% of Dewart men worked as a Farmer and 36% of Dewart women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Dewart were Truck Driver and Laundress.

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

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    22%
  • Salesman
    13%
  • Laborer
    13%
  • Truck Driver
    9%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    36%
  • Teacher
    29%
  • Housewife
    22%
  • Laundress
    15%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Dewart. 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 Cards

There are 504 military records available for the last name Dewart. For the veterans among your Dewart ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Dewart lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Dewart life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2000, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Dewart in 1954 was 70, and 86 in 2004.

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