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Swank Family History

Swank Name Meaning
Americanized form of German Schwank or Schwenk.

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

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39,647 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
7,888 Military Records
1,119 Immigration Records
33,398 Census and Voter Lists
137,308 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Swank Families

  • Number of Swank families
     165 - 328
     56 - 164
     1 - 55
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Swank families
     5 - 7
     2 - 4
     1
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Swank last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Swank census records

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Swank Family Origin

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The information for this chart came from the U.S. Immigration Collection at Ancestry.com. You can find out where the majority of the Swank families were living before they immigrated to the U.S and learn where to focus your search for foreign records.

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

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Swank Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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You can find out when most of the Swank 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 Swank

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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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Swank Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Swank census records

Census records can offer a lot of little known facts about your Swank ancestors, such as occupation.

Occupation can tell you about your ancestors' social status and economic status.

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Swank Civil War Service Records

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You can find out if your ancestors came primarily from the North of the South.

Military records can tell you an ancestor's birthplace, occupation, and even physical description.

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