Swords Family History

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Swords Name Meaning

(Counties Leix and Offaly) variant of Sword 2, with superfluous English patronymic -s. habitational name from a place of this name in County Dublin. Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Claimhín, a translation as though from claidheamh ‘sword’ (see Clavin).

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

Similar surnames: Sword, Cords, Moors, Woods, Sward, Storrs, Worl, Boros, Kordes, Works

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Swords Family Origin

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Swords Family Occupations

What did your Swords ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Swords. The most common Swords occupation in the USA was Farmer. 25% of Swords's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Swords family was Carpenter.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Carpenter


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Swords Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Swords. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Swords 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 Swords. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Swords. For the veterans among your Swords ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Swords Life Expectancy

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Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Swords life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Swords in 1951 was 35, and 76 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Swords 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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