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Sward Name Meaning

Americanized form 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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Where is the Sward family from?

You can see how Sward families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Sward family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Sward families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Sward family living in Kentucky. This was about 25% of all the recorded Sward's in USA. Kentucky and 3 other states had the highest population of Sward families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Sward surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Sward ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Sward. 19% of Sward men worked as a Laborer and 15% of Sward women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Sward were Carpenter and Housewife. .

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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

  • Laborer
    19%
  • Farmer
    16%
  • Salesman
    8%
  • Carpenter
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
    15%
  • Teacher
    11%
  • Maid
    10%
  • Housewife
    10%
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Census Records

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Sward. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sward census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Sward. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Sward. For the veterans among your Sward ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Sward lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

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