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Sword Family History

Sword Name Meaning

English: probably a shortened form of Seward . English: nickname from Middle English sword(e) swerd(e) ‘sword’ perhaps used for a swordsman or armourer. Irish: shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Suaird Ó Suairt ‘descendant of Suart’ a personal name derived from Old Norse Sigvarthr ‘victory keeper’ a cognate of Old English Sigeweard; compare Seward

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


Similar surnames: Seward, Swords, Ford, Ward, Wood, Lord, Ord, Short, Shore, Work

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Where is the Sword family from?

You can see how Sword families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Sword family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Sword families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 7 Sword families living in Kentucky. This was about 23% of all the recorded Sword's in USA. Kentucky and 1 other state had the highest population of Sword families in 1840.
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What did your Sword ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Sword. 24% of Sword men worked as a Laborer and 17% of Sword women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Sword were Carpenter and Stenographer. .

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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
    24%
  • Farmer
    18%
  • Truck Driver
    6%
  • Carpenter
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
    17%
  • Maid
    15%
  • Clerk
    13%
  • Stenographer
    9%
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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Sword. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Sword. For the veterans among your Sword ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Sword lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Sword life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1969. The average life expectancy for Sword in 1950 was 51, and 69 in 2004.

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