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

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Dwyer Family Origin

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Dwyer Family Occupations

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  • Laborer

    19%
  • Farmer

    14%
  • Keeping House

    8%
  • Carpenter

    2%

In 1880, 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. A less common occupation for the Dwyer family was Carpenter.

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Dwyer Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1943 and 2004, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Dwyer

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