Dewar Name Meaning

occupational name for a custodian of holy relics (which was normally a hereditary office), from Gaelic deoradh ‘pilgrim’, ‘stranger’. habitational name from Dewar, a place near Dalkeith, of uncertain origin.

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


Similar surnames: Demar, Debar, Detar, Dewart, Dean, Deger, Devan, Delay, Deer, Dew

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Dewar Family Origin

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Dewar Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    41%
  • Going To School

    7%
  • Farmers Son

    3%
  • School

    3%

In 1881, Farmer, Going To School and Farmers Son were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Dewar. A less common occupation for the Dewar family was School. The most common Dewar occupation in Canada was Farmer. 41% of Dewar's were Farmers.

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Dewar Life Expectancy

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Between 1952 and 2004, Dewar life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1981. The average life expectancy for Dewar in 1952 was 25, and 80 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Dewar

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