Dwyer Family History

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Dwyer Name Meaning

Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Dubhuidhir, a variant of Ó Duibhidhir (see Diver) ‘descendant of Duibhuidhir’, a personal name composed of the elements dubh ‘dark’, ‘black’ + odhar ‘sallow’, ‘tawny’.

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


Similar surnames: Dyer, Meyer, Moyer, Deter, Heyer, Swier, Wier, Rayer, Wyer, Dye

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Dwyer Family Origin

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Dwyer Family Occupations

What did your Dwyer ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Dwyer family was Carpenter. The most common Dwyer occupation in the USA was Laborer. 19% of Dwyer's were Laborers. Laborer, Farmer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Dwyer.

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  • Laborer

    19%
  • Farmer

    14%
  • Keeping House

    8%
  • Carpenter

    2%

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

Dwyer Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Dwyer Life Expectancy

What is the average Dwyer lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Dwyer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Dwyer in 1943 was 38, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Dwyer

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Dwyer 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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