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Schwan Name Meaning

German: from Middle High German, Middle Low German swan ‘swan’; a nickname derived for a very clean person or for someone with a long neck, or alternatively a habitational name for someone living at a house distinguished by the sign of a swan. Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name from German Schwan ‘swan’.

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


Similar surnames: Schwab, Schaaf, Schwam, Schoen, Schwanz, Schaal, Schmal, Schorn

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Schwan Family Origin

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Schwan Family Occupations

What did your Schwan ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Schwan family was Day Laborer. Farmer, Blacksmith and Tailor were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Schwan. The most common Schwan occupation in the USA was Farmer. 23% of Schwan's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    23%
  • Blacksmith

    6%
  • Tailor

    6%
  • Day Laborer

    4%

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

Schwan Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Schwan. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Schwan 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Schwan. 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 Schwan. For the veterans among your Schwan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Schwan Life Expectancy

What is the average Schwan lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Schwan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1962. The average life expectancy for Schwan in 1943 was 30, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Schwan

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Schwan 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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