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Schwanbeck Name Meaning

German: habitational name from any of several places so named, for example near Lübeck and near Anklam.

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


Similar surnames: Schoenbeck, Schwalbach, Schoeneck, Schwaiger, Schoenberg, Schwantes

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Where is the Schwanbeck family from?

You can see how Schwanbeck families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Schwanbeck family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Schwanbeck families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 12 Schwanbeck families living in Colorado. This was about 52% of all the recorded Schwanbeck's in the USA. Colorado had the highest population of Schwanbeck families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Schwanbeck surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Schwanbeck ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housework were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Schwanbeck. 32% of Schwanbeck men worked as a Farmer and 60% of Schwanbeck women worked as a Housework. Some less common occupations for Americans named Schwanbeck were Contractor and Housekeeper.

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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
    32%
  • Laborer
    32%
  • Farming
    13%
  • Contractor
    13%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housework
    60%
  • Housekeeper
    40%
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What Schwanbeck family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Schwanbeck. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Schwanbeck 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 226 immigration records available for the last name Schwanbeck. 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 288 military records available for the last name Schwanbeck. For the veterans among your Schwanbeck ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Schwanbeck lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Schwanbeck life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1986, and highest in 1978. The average life expectancy for Schwanbeck in 1962 was 70, and 74 in 2004.

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