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Schwass Family History

Schwass Name Meaning

Eastern German: habitational name from a place called Schwass, near Rostock.

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


Similar surnames: Schwarm, Schloss, Schwalm, Schwall, Schwan, Schwake, Schwamb, Schlais

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Where is the Schwass family from?

You can see how Schwass families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Schwass family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Schwass families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 27 Schwass families living in Michigan. This was about 69% of all the recorded Schwass's in USA. Michigan had the highest population of Schwass families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Schwass surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Schwass ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Schwass. 34% of Schwass men worked as a Salesman and 100% of Schwass women worked as a Teacher. .

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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
    34%
  • Laborer
    17%
  • Farmer
    17%
  • Machinist
    12%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
    100%
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Schwass. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Schwass 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 425 immigration records available for the last name Schwass. 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 364 military records available for the last name Schwass. For the veterans among your Schwass ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Schwass lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2001, in the United States, Schwass life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1999, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Schwass in 1962 was 66, and 68 in 2001.

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