Schwegel Family History

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Schwegel Name Meaning

German (Rhineland): nickname for a pipe or flute player, from Middle High German swegel ‘pipe’, ‘flute’.

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

Similar surnames: Schlegel, Schwebel, Schwegler, Schiebel, Schweiger, Schwager, Scheel

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Schwegel Family Origin

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Schwegel Family Occupations

What did your Schwegel ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Horse Collar Maker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Schwegel. The most common Schwegel occupation in the USA was Farmer. 22% of Schwegel's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Schwegel family was School Teacher.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Horse Collar Maker

  • School Teacher


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

Schwegel Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Schwegel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Schwegel 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 173 immigration records available for the last name Schwegel. 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 480 military records available for the last name Schwegel. For the veterans among your Schwegel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Schwegel Life Expectancy

What is the average Schwegel lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Schwegel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1977. The average life expectancy for Schwegel in 1944 was 28, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Schwegel

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Schwegel 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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