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Swaney Family History

Swaney Name Meaning
Scottish: probably an occupational name for a servant or retainer. Compare Swain 1.

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

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21,875 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
3,578 Military Records
1,835 Immigration Records
23,076 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Swaney Families

  • Number of Swaney families
     83 - 163
     28 - 82
     1 - 27
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Swaney families
     17 - 31
     6 - 16
     1 - 5
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Swaney families
     17 - 32
     6 - 16
     1 - 5
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Swaney census records

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Swaney Family Origin

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Swaney Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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

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Average Life Expectancy for Swaney

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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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Swaney Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Swaney census records

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Swaney Civil War Service Records

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