Dwan Family History

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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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Dwan Family Origin

Where is the Dwan family from?

Dwan Family Occupations

What did your Dwan ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Dwan occupation in Canada was Fisherman. 33% of Dwan's were Fishermans. A less common occupation for the Dwan family was Servant. Fisherman and Laborer were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Dwan.

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  • Fisherman

    33%
  • Laborer

    33%
  • Servant

    33%

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

Dwan Historical Records

What Dwan family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 3,000 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 List

There are 642 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 Card

There are 1,000 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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Dwan Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Dwan

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Dwan 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.

Famous Dwan Family

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Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
Martin Luther King, Jr.1929 - 1968 (39)
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James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)
Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
Ansel Easton Adams1902 - 1984 (82)
Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
Martin Luther King, Jr.1929 - 1968 (39)
John Philip Sousa1854 - 1932 (77)
Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
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