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Dwan Name Meaning

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Dubháin or Ó Damháin (see Doane).

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


Similar surnames: Lean, Egan, Doan, Dean, Day, Dolan, Dugan, Shan, Iwan, Swan

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Where is the Dwan family from?

You can see how Dwan families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Dwan family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Dwan families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 14 Dwan families living in Prince Edward Island. This was about 42% of all the recorded Dwan's in Canada. Prince Edward Island had the highest population of Dwan families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Dwan surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Dwan ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Dwan. 60% of Dwan 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
    60%
  • Labourer
    27%
  • Laborer
    14%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Housekeeper
    100%
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Census Records

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Dwan. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dwan 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Dwan. 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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Draft Cards

There are 792 military records available for the last name Dwan. For the veterans among your Dwan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Dwan lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Dwan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1974, and highest in 1981. The average life expectancy for Dwan in 1947 was 44, and 68 in 2004.

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