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Schwartz Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname for someone with black hair or a dark complexion from Middle High German swarz German schwarz Yiddish shvarts ‘dark black’. In some cases this may be a habitational name from any of the places called Schwarz named with the same word. This form of the surname is also found in France (Alsace and Lorraine) Denmark Sweden Hungary etc. Compare Schwarcz Schwarz Shwartz Swarts and Swartz .

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

Similar surnames: Schwarte, Schartz, Schatz, Schertz, Schantz, Schwarm, Schwartze

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Where is the Schwartz family from?

You can see how Schwartz families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Schwartz family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Schwartz families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 54 Schwartz families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 61% of all the recorded Schwartz's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Schwartz families in 1840.
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What did your Schwartz ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Schwartz. 12% of Schwartz men worked as a Salesman and 7% of Schwartz women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Schwartz were Clerk and Bookkeeper. .

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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

  • Salesman
  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Clerk
  • Saleslady
  • Bookkeeper
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Census Records

There are 333,000 census records available for the last name Schwartz. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Schwartz 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 97,000 immigration records available for the last name Schwartz. 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 74,000 military records available for the last name Schwartz. For the veterans among your Schwartz ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Schwartz lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Schwartz life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Schwartz in 1940 was 45, and 80 in 2004.

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