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Schwegler Name Meaning

Southern German: from an agent derivative of Middle High German swegele ‘pipe’, ‘flute’, hence nickname for someone who played such an instrument.

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


Similar surnames: Schoeller, Schwegel, Schweiger, Schwemmer, Schneller, Scheler

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Where is the Schwegler family from?

You can see how Schwegler families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Schwegler family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1880 and 1920. The most Schwegler families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 33 Schwegler families living in New York. This was about 49% of all the recorded Schwegler's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Schwegler families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Schwegler surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Schwegler ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Secretary were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Schwegler. 14% of Schwegler men worked as a Salesman and 29% of Schwegler women worked as a Secretary. Some less common occupations for Americans named Schwegler were Clerk and Housewife.

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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
    14%
  • Laborer
    12%
  • Farmer
    10%
  • Clerk
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Secretary
    29%
  • Housework
    15%
  • Clerk
    15%
  • Housewife
    15%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Schwegler. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Schwegler 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 Schwegler. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Schwegler. For the veterans among your Schwegler ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Schwegler lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Schwegler life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1979. The average life expectancy for Schwegler in 1957 was 46, and 82 in 2004.

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