Schwandt Family History

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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 the 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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Schwandt Family Origin

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Schwandt Family Occupations

What did your Schwandt ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Butcher

  • Collar Maker


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

Schwandt Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 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 List

There are 642 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 Card

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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Schwandt Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Schwandt

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Schwandt 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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