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Schwaller Name Meaning

South German and Swiss German:: habitational name for someone from a place called Schwall (see Schwall ). probably topographic name for someone living or working at a lock or a sluice see Schwall

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


Similar surnames: Schwander, Schaller, Schuller, Staller, Schwaiger, Schwall

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Where is the Schwaller family from?

You can see how Schwaller families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Schwaller family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Schwaller families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 22 Schwaller families living in Iowa. This was about 27% of all the recorded Schwaller's in USA. Iowa and 1 other state had the highest population of Schwaller families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Schwaller surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Schwaller ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Schwaller. 21% of Schwaller men worked as a Farmer and 32% of Schwaller women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Schwaller were Mechanic and Laborer. .

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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
    21%
  • Laborer
    12%
  • Salesman
    8%
  • Mechanic
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    32%
  • Housekeeper
    16%
  • Housework
    11%
  • Laborer
    11%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Schwaller. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Schwaller 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 377 immigration records available for the last name Schwaller. 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 644 military records available for the last name Schwaller. For the veterans among your Schwaller ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Schwaller lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Schwaller life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1976. The average life expectancy for Schwaller in 1955 was 82, and 82 in 2004.

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