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Aylward Family History

Aylward Name Meaning

English: from a Middle English personal name Ailward Old English Æthelweard composed of elements meaning ‘noble’ + ‘guardian’. This English name has been established in Ireland since at least the 16th century.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Allard, Edward, Hayward, Howard, Gillard, Alford, Alwardt, Ryland

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Where is the Aylward family from?

You can see how Aylward families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Aylward family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Aylward families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1911 there were 40 Aylward families living in Nova Scotia. This was about 38% of all the recorded Aylward's in Canada. Nova Scotia had the highest population of Aylward families in 1911.
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What did your Aylward ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Aylward. 44% of Aylward men worked as a Farmer. .

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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 1921

  • Farmer
  • Cook
  • Laborer
  • Labourer
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There are 34,000 census records available for the last name Aylward. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Aylward 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Aylward. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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There are 4,000 military records available for the last name Aylward. For the veterans among your Aylward ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Aylward lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Aylward life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Aylward in 1952 was 63, and 84 in 2004.

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