Schwam Family History

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Schwam Name Meaning

Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name from German Schwamm ‘sponge’ or ‘mushroom’. Variant of German Schwamm, a metonymic occupational name for a gatherer of edible fungi (see Schwamb).

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

Similar surnames: Schwamb, Schwan, Schwab, Schwed, Schwarm, Schaaf, Schaal, Schram

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Schwam Family Origin

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Schwam Family Occupations

What did your Schwam ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Salesman were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Schwam. A less common occupation for the Schwam family was Traveling Agt.. The most common Schwam occupation in the USA was Farmer. 25% of Schwam's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Salesman

  • Traveling Agt.


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

Schwam Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Schwam. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Schwam 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 481 immigration records available for the last name Schwam. 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 234 military records available for the last name Schwam. For the veterans among your Schwam ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Schwam Life Expectancy

What is the average Schwam lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Schwam life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1998, and highest in 1969. The average life expectancy for Schwam in 1958 was 79, and 82 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Schwam

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Schwam 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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