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Sydow Family History

Sydow Name Meaning

North German: habitational name from any of several places so named for example near Berlin in Pomerania and Anhalt. The surname is also established in Sweden presumably having been taken there from Germany.

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


Similar surnames: Gadow, Rakow, Rudow, Sukow, Salow, Kadow, Scow, Sandow, Dow, Sudol

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Where is the Sydow family from?

You can see how Sydow families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Sydow family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1861 and 1920. The most Sydow families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 21 Sydow families living in Wisconsin. This was about 49% of all the recorded Sydow's in USA. Wisconsin had the highest population of Sydow families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Sydow surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Sydow ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Sydow. 39% of Sydow men worked as a Farmer and 17% of Sydow women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Sydow were Operator and Stenography. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
    39%
  • Laborer
    18%
  • Clerk
    4%
  • Operator
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    17%
  • Making Rugs
    17%
  • Owner
    17%
  • Stenography
    17%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Sydow. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sydow 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 Sydow. 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 9,000 military records available for the last name Sydow. For the veterans among your Sydow ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Sydow lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Sydow life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1979, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Sydow in 1962 was 80, and 82 in 2004.

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