Sawyers Family History

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Sawyers Name Meaning

English: patronymic from Sawyer.

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


Similar surnames: Sayers, Sawyer, Salyers, Swyers, Sanders, Sayer, Mayers, Alders

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Sawyers Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Sawyers name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Sawyers. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales

    46%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    19%

  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples

    8%

  • Benin/Togo

    8%

  • Germanic Europe

    4%

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Sawyers Family Origin

Where is the Sawyers family from?

Sawyers Family Occupations

What did your Sawyers ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Sawyers family was Keeping House. The most common Sawyers occupation in the USA was Farmer. 57% of Sawyers's were Farmers. Farmer, Farming and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Sawyers.

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  • Farmer

    57%
  • Farming

    8%
  • Laborer

    6%
  • Keeping House

    5%

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

Sawyers Historical Records

What Sawyers family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 32,000 census records available for the last name Sawyers. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sawyers 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Sawyers. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Sawyers. For the veterans among your Sawyers ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Sawyers Life Expectancy

What is the average Sawyers lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Sawyers life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1962. The average life expectancy for Sawyers in 1944 was 27, and 69 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Sawyers

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Sawyers 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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