Schwartz Family History

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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’. This name is widespread throughout central and eastern Europe.

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

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

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Schwartz Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Schwartz name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Schwartz. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • European Jewish


  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Schwartz Family Origin

Where is the Schwartz family from?

Schwartz Family Occupations

What did your Schwartz ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Schwartz occupation in the USA was Farmer. 22% of Schwartz's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Schwartz. A less common occupation for the Schwartz family was Tailor.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Tailor


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

Schwartz Historical Records

What Schwartz family records will you find?

Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Schwartz Life Expectancy

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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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Schwartz 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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