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Schwed Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): habitational name from Schwedt in Brandenburg. German: ethnic name for someone of Swedish origin. Jewish (Ashkenazic): artificial name from German Schwede Polish Szwed ‘Swede’.

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


Similar surnames: Schwer, Schnee, Schweda, Szwed, Schild, Scheid, Schwan, Schied

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Where is the Schwed family from?

You can see how Schwed families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Schwed family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Schwed families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 7 Schwed families living in Alabama. This was about 18% of all the recorded Schwed's in USA. Alabama and 1 other state had the highest population of Schwed families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Schwed surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Schwed ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Schwed. 25% of Schwed men worked as a Salesman and 67% of Schwed women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Schwed were Cutter and Stenographer. .

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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
    25%
  • Laborer
    21%
  • Machinist
    7%
  • Cutter
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
    67%
  • Stenographer
    34%
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What Schwed family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Schwed. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Schwed 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Schwed. 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 860 military records available for the last name Schwed. For the veterans among your Schwed ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Schwed lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Schwed life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1992, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Schwed in 1963 was 62, and 93 in 2004.

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