History of your Surname
Get access to Schwander family records.Start a free trial

Schwander Family History

Schwander Name Meaning

South German: habitational name for someone from a place called Schwand or Schwanden (see Schwandt).

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


Similar surnames: Schwandt, Schwaller, Schwenger, Schanzer, Schwinger, Schwaner

Search for a relative to learn more about your family history.

Hint: Try searching for a relative alive in 1940.

Black & white image of a young woman scientist

Where is the Schwander family from?

You can see how Schwander families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Schwander family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Schwander families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 16 Schwander families living in Michigan. This was about 41% of all the recorded Schwander's in USA. Michigan had the highest population of Schwander families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Schwander surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Schwander ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Schwander. 23% of Schwander men worked as a Laborer and 50% of Schwander women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Schwander were Clerk and Housework. .

View Census Data for Schwander | Data not to scale

*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

  • Laborer
    23%
  • Farmer
    23%
  • Machinist
    14%
  • Clerk
    14%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
    50%
  • Housework
    50%
Black & white image of two construction labourers

What Schwander family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Schwander. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Schwander census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search US census records for Schwander

Passenger Lists

There are 510 immigration records available for the last name Schwander. 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.

View all Schwander immigration records

Draft Cards

There are 762 military records available for the last name Schwander. For the veterans among your Schwander ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

View all Schwander military records

You've only scratched the surface of Schwander family history

Discover More

What is the average Schwander lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Schwander life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Schwander in 1955 was 36, and 86 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Schwander

Discover the unique achievements of ancestors in the Schwander family tree

Explore Your Tree
Search for another surname
Start a 14-Day Free Trial