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Wardlaw Name Meaning

Scottish: habitational name from any of several minor places called Wardlaw, from Old English weard ‘watch’ + hlaw ‘hill’. Compare Wardlow.

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


Similar surnames: Wardlow, Wardle, Barlow, Wadlow, Harlow, Farlow, Barclay, Eardley

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Wardlaw Family Origin

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Wardlaw Family Occupations

What did your Wardlaw ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Wardlaw family was Cook. Farmer, Farm Laborer and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Wardlaw. The most common Wardlaw occupation in the USA was Farmer. 47% of Wardlaw's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    47%
  • Farm Laborer

    7%
  • Laborer

    6%
  • Cook

    4%

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

Wardlaw Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Wardlaw. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wardlaw 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Wardlaw. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Wardlaw. For the veterans among your Wardlaw ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Wardlaw Life Expectancy

What is the average Wardlaw lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Wardlaw life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Wardlaw in 1952 was 44, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Wardlaw

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Wardlaw 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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