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Schwantes Family History

Schwantes Name Meaning

from a pet form of the Slavic personal name Sviatoslav, composed of the Slavic elements swia(n)t ‘holy’ + slav ‘glory’, ‘fame’, ‘praise’. possibly a habitational name from a place called Schwantus near Wollin.

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


Similar surnames: Schwanke, Schwenger, Schwaner, Schwander, Schwass, Schanzer

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Where is the Schwantes family from?

You can see how Schwantes families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Schwantes family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Schwantes families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 36 Schwantes families living in Wisconsin. This was about 82% of all the recorded Schwantes's in the USA. Wisconsin had the highest population of Schwantes families in 1880.
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What did your Schwantes ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Farm Laborer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Schwantes. 30% of Schwantes men worked as a Farmer and 28% of Schwantes women worked as a Farm Laborer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Schwantes were Farm Laborer and Typist.

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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
    14%
  • Salesman
    10%
  • Farm Laborer
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Farm Laborer
    28%
  • House Work
    19%
  • Manager
    19%
  • Typist
    19%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 319 immigration records available for the last name Schwantes. 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 649 military records available for the last name Schwantes. For the veterans among your Schwantes ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Schwantes lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Schwantes life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Schwantes in 1955 was 51, and 87 in 2004.

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