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Schweda Name Meaning

German: ethnic name for a Swede from a Germanized form of Polish Szweda from Szwed ‘Swede’ or a cognate in some other Slavic language.

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


Similar surnames: Schwed, Sweda, Schweder, Schwetz, Schwein, Schwehr, Schwede, Schied

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Where is the Schweda family from?

You can see how Schweda families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Schweda family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Schweda families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 20 Schweda families living in Wisconsin. This was about 69% of all the recorded Schweda's in USA. Wisconsin had the highest population of Schweda families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Schweda surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Schweda ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Machinist and Waitress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Schweda. 21% of Schweda men worked as a Machinist and 25% of Schweda women worked as a Waitress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Schweda were Farmer and Helper. .

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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

  • Machinist
    21%
  • Salesman
    11%
  • Laborer
    11%
  • Farmer
    11%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Waitress
    25%
  • Clerk
    25%
  • Assembler
    17%
  • Helper
    17%
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What Schweda family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Schweda. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Schweda 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 805 immigration records available for the last name Schweda. 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 800 military records available for the last name Schweda. For the veterans among your Schweda ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Schweda lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Schweda life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1967, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Schweda in 1961 was 45, and 68 in 2004.

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