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Schwandt Family History

Schwandt Name Meaning

South German: topographic name for someone who lived in a forest clearing from Middle High German swant (from swenden ‘to thin out make disappear’ causative from swinden ‘to disappear’ ) or a habitational name from any of various places called Schwand or Schwanden named with this element all in southern Germany.

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


Similar surnames: Schrandt, Schwander, Scheidt, Schwan, Schardt, Schwind, Schwerdt

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Where is the Schwandt family from?

You can see how Schwandt families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Schwandt family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Schwandt families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 31 Schwandt families living in Wisconsin. This was about 34% of all the recorded Schwandt's in USA. Wisconsin had the highest population of Schwandt families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Schwandt surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Schwandt ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Schwandt. 30% of Schwandt men worked as a Farmer and 14% of Schwandt women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Schwandt were Farm Laborer and Housework. .

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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
    30%
  • Laborer
    12%
  • Truck Driver
    7%
  • Farm Laborer
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
    14%
  • Housewife
    11%
  • Housekeeper
    11%
  • Housework
    11%
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Census Records

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

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What is the average Schwandt lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Schwandt life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for Schwandt in 1953 was 37, and 81 in 2004.

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