Schwalm Family History

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Schwalm Name Meaning

habitational name from Schwalm in Hesse, the name of a district and of a river. alternatively, the Middle High German word swalm ‘swarm of bees’ might lie behind the surname, possibly denoting a beekeeper.

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

Similar surnames: Schwarm, Schalk, Schwan, Schaal, Schwam, Schwall, Schwab, Schmalz

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Schwalm Family Origin

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Schwalm Family Occupations

What did your Schwalm ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Tailor were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Schwalm. A less common occupation for the Schwalm family was At Home. The most common Schwalm occupation in the USA was Farmer. 28% of Schwalm's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Tailor

  • At Home


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

Schwalm Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Schwalm. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Schwalm 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Schwalm. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Schwalm. For the veterans among your Schwalm ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Schwalm Life Expectancy

What is the average Schwalm lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Schwalm life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Schwalm in 1946 was 52, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Schwalm

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