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Sawaya Name Meaning

Muslim: from a personal name probably based on Arabic sawiya ‘equality’, a derivative of sawi ‘well-proportioned’, ‘shapely’, ‘harmonious’. Japanese: topographic name meaning ‘swamp valley’.

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


Similar surnames: Sawada, Salama, Sawa, Amaya, Samara, Anaya, Araya, Samaha, Salata

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Sawaya Family Origin

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Sawaya Family Occupations

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Sawaya Life Expectancy

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Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Sawaya life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1966. The average life expectancy for Sawaya in 1961 was 32, and 69 in 2004.

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