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Zawada Name Meaning

Polish and Jewish (from Poland): nickname for a troublesome or troubled person, from Polish zawada ‘problem’, ‘obstacle’. In some cases it may be a topographic name for someone who lived by a physical obstruction or a habitational name from a place called Zawada, named with this word (see Zawadzki).

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


Similar surnames: Zavada, Zasada, Zabala, Salada, Zabawa, Rada, Strada, Zalar, Zapata

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Where is the Zawada family from?

You can see how Zawada families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Zawada family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1911 and 1920. The most Zawada families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 6 Zawada families living in Manitoba. This was about 86% of all the recorded Zawada's in Canada. Manitoba had the highest population of Zawada families in 1911.
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What did your Zawada ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Laborer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Zawada. 50% of Zawada men worked as a Laborer.

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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

  • Laborer
    50%
  • Farmer
    50%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Zawada. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Zawada 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 Zawada. 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 888 military records available for the last name Zawada. For the veterans among your Zawada ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Zawada lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Zawada life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Zawada in 1952 was 47, and 73 in 2004.

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