Schwarz Family History

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Schwarz Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant spelling of Schwartz.

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

Similar surnames: Schwarze, Schwarcz, Schwartz, Schwartze, Schwabe, Scherz, Schwam

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Schwarz Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Schwarz name?

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

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  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • European Jewish


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Schwarz Family Origin

Where is the Schwarz family from?

Schwarz Family Occupations

What did your Schwarz ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Schwarz family was Carpenter. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Schwarz. The most common Schwarz occupation in the USA was Farmer. 17% of Schwarz's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter


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

Schwarz Historical Records

What Schwarz family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 66,000 census records available for the last name Schwarz. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Schwarz 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 63,000 immigration records available for the last name Schwarz. 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 63,000 military records available for the last name Schwarz. For the veterans among your Schwarz ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Schwarz Life Expectancy

What is the average Schwarz lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Schwarz life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1941, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Schwarz in 1941 was 27, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Schwarz

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Schwarz 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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