Schwed Family History

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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): ornamental 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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Schwed Family Origin

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Schwed Family Occupations

What did your Schwed ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Schwed occupation in the USA was Barber. 22% of Schwed's were Barbers. Barber, Cigar and Cooper were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Schwed. A less common occupation for the Schwed family was Dry Good Merchant.

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  • Barber

    22%
  • Cigar

    11%
  • Cooper

    11%
  • Dry Good Merchant

    11%

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

Schwed Historical Records

What Schwed family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 3,000 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.

Search 1940's US census records for Schwed

Passenger List

There are 642 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 Card

There are 1,000 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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Schwed Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Schwed

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Schwed 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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