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Swahili Family History

Swahili Name Meaning

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

40 Historical Documents and Family Trees with Swahili on Ancestry.com
34 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
6 Military Records
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Name Distribution of Swahili Families

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    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
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    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
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    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Swahili census records

You can use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Swahili surname lived over the years.

While the questions in census records vary from place to place, and year to year, you can generally find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, occupations, etc.

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Swahili Family Origin

Find out where people with the family name Swahili lived before coming to the United States. Using Ancestry, you can search through passenger arrival records, naturalization records, border crossings, emigration records, passport applications, and even convict transportation records.

Average Life Expectancy for Swahili

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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.

The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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Swahili Family Occupations

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

Military Service by Swahili

Did the Swahilis fight for the North or the South? Or not at all? Military records can tell you a lot about your ancestors including birthplace, occupation, and even physical descriptions.

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