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Schwegel Family History

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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Where is the Schwegel family from?

You can see how Schwegel families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Schwegel family name was found in the USA between 1880 and 1920. The most Schwegel families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 15 Schwegel families living in Ohio. This was about 28% of all the recorded Schwegel's in the USA. Ohio had the highest population of Schwegel families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Schwegel surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Schwegel ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Office Worker were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Schwegel. 45% of Schwegel men worked as a Laborer and 60% of Schwegel women worked as an Office Worker. Some less common occupations for Americans named Schwegel were Clerk and Maid.

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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

  • Laborer
    45%
  • Machinist
    15%
  • Mechanic
    10%
  • Clerk
    10%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Office Worker
    60%
  • Maid
    40%
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Census Records

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 Lists

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 Cards

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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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.

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