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Swab Family History

Swab Name Meaning
Altered spelling of Dutch Swaab, a regional name for someone from Swabia, or the German cognate Schwab.American form of Slovenian Švab, ethnic name for a colonist from Swabia, or any German speaker (see German Schwab). SL In the Balkans, this was a generic term for a German speaker.

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

30,724 Historical Documents with Swab on Ancestry.com
4,575 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
1,286 Military Records
433 Immigration Records
7,606 Census and Voter Lists
16,824 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Swab Families

  • Number of Swab families
     43 - 83
     15 - 42
     1 - 14
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Swab families
     3 - 3
     2 - 2
     1
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Swab last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Swab census records

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Swab Family Origin

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Swab Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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You can find out when most of the Swab families immigrated to the United States. You can focus your search to immigration records dating from that era.

Immigration records can tell you an ancestor's name, ship name, port of departure, port of arrival and destination.

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Average Life Expectancy for Swab

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family.

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Swab Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Swab census records

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Swab Civil War Service Records

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