Schwake Family History

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Schwake Name Meaning

North German: status name for someone of low social standing or inadequate means, from Middle Low German swak ‘poor’, ‘humble’.

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

Similar surnames: Schnake, Schrage, Schwan, Schwanke, Schwab, Schwark, Schwarm, Schrade

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Schwake Family Origin

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Schwake Family Occupations

What did your Schwake ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Schwake family was Laborer. Farmer, Carpenter and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Schwake. The most common Schwake occupation in the USA was Farmer. 50% of Schwake's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Carpenter

  • Farming

  • Laborer


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

Schwake Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Schwake. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Schwake census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 315 immigration records available for the last name Schwake. 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 Card

There are 532 military records available for the last name Schwake. For the veterans among your Schwake ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Schwake Life Expectancy

What is the average Schwake lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Schwake life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1969, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Schwake in 1959 was 74, and 83 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Schwake

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Schwake 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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