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Ewald Family History

Ewald Name Meaning

North German: from a personal name composed of the ancient Germanic elements ēo ‘law custom right’ (a rare element in personal names found mostly in Old Saxon) + wald ‘rule’. This name was borne in the 7th century by two brothers (distinguished as ‘Ewald the White’ and ‘Ewald the Black’) who were missionaries in northern Germany. They became the patron saints of Cologne and Westphalia and so contributed to the popularity of the personal name (and hence the eventual frequency of the surname) in these areas.

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


Similar surnames: Wald, Edward, Oswald, Seward, Berwald, Eland, Dewald, Sebald, Wall

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Where is the Ewald family from?

You can see how Ewald families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ewald family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Ewald families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 2 Ewald families living in Virginia. This was about 40% of all the recorded Ewald's in USA. Virginia had the highest population of Ewald families in 1840.
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What did your Ewald ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Ewald. 14% of Ewald men worked as a Farmer and 10% of Ewald women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ewald were Clerk and Clerk. .

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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
    14%
  • Laborer
    11%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • Clerk
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
    10%
  • Housewife
    7%
  • Housekeeper
    7%
  • Clerk
    7%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Ewald. 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 10,000 military records available for the last name Ewald. For the veterans among your Ewald ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Ewald lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Ewald life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Ewald in 1944 was 21, and 75 in 2004.

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