Sward Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of Swedish Svärd or Swärd, a soldier’s name or ornamental name from svärd ‘sword’.

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


Similar surnames: Sword, Ward, Seward, Gard, Soard, Shad, Swarm, Sand, Swab, Swords

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Sward Family Origin

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Sward Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    35%
  • Laborer

    29%
  • Blacksmith

    6%
  • Carpenter

    6%

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Blacksmith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Sward. The most common Sward occupation in the USA was Farmer. 35% of Sward's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Sward family was Carpenter.

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Sward Historical Records

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Sward Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1955 and 2004, Sward life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Sward in 1955 was 35, and 68 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Sward

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