Ewald Name Meaning

North German: from a Germanic personal name composed of the elements eo ‘law’, ‘custom’, ‘right’ (a rare element in personal names, found mostly in Old Saxon) + wald ‘rule’. This name was borne in the 7th century by two brothers (distinguished as ‘Ewald the White’ and ‘Ewald the Black’) who were missionaries in North Germany. They became the patron saints of Cologne and Westphalia, and so contributed to the popularity of the personal name (and hence the eventual frequency of the surname) in these areas.

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


Similar surnames: Wald, Edward, Oswald, Seward, Berwald, Eland, Dewald, Sebald, Wall

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Ewald Family Origin

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Ewald Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    50%
  • Carpenter

    25%
  • Seaman

    25%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Ewald family was Seaman. Farmer and Carpenter were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Ewald. The most common Ewald occupation in Canada was Farmer. 50% of Ewald's were Farmers.

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Between 1944 and 2004, Ewald life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Ewald in 1944 was 21, and 75 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Ewald

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