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Schwaiger Family History

Schwaiger Name Meaning

occupational name for a cheesemaker, from an agent derivative of Middle High German sweigen ‘to make cheese’. habitational name for someone from any of several places named Schwaig or Schwaigern.

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


Similar surnames: Schweiger, Schwager, Scharrer, Schlager, Schwemmer, Schaefer

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Where is the Schwaiger family from?

You can see how Schwaiger families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Schwaiger family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1891 and 1920. The most Schwaiger families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1920 there were 4 Schwaiger families living in New Jersey. This was about 14% of all the recorded Schwaiger's in the USA. New Jersey and 1 other state had the highest population of Schwaiger families in 1920.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Schwaiger surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Schwaiger ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Schwaiger. 37% of Schwaiger men worked as a Farmer.

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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 1940

  • Farmer
    37%
  • Laborer
    28%
  • Clerk
    19%
  • Machinist
    19%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    100%
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Census Records

There are 966 census records available for the last name Schwaiger. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Schwaiger 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 751 immigration records available for the last name Schwaiger. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 5,000 military records available for the last name Schwaiger. For the veterans among your Schwaiger ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Schwaiger lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Schwaiger life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Schwaiger in 1949 was 43, and 82 in 2004.

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