Schweiger Family History

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Schweiger Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname for a somewhat taciturn or ‘deep’ person, from an agent derivative of Middle High German schwigen, German schweigen, Yiddish shvaygn ‘to be silent’. German: variant of Schwaiger.

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

Similar surnames: Schreier, Scheiner, Schreiber, Schleifer, Schwaiger, Schneider

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Schweiger Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Schweiger name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Schweiger. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • European Jewish


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Schweiger Family Origin

Where is the Schweiger family from?

Schweiger Family Occupations

What did your Schweiger ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Schweiger. The most common Schweiger occupation in the USA was Farmer. 32% of Schweiger's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Schweiger family was Miner.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Miner


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

Schweiger Historical Records

What Schweiger family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Schweiger. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Schweiger 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Schweiger. 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 10,000 military records available for the last name Schweiger. For the veterans among your Schweiger ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Schweiger Life Expectancy

What is the average Schweiger lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Schweiger life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1962. The average life expectancy for Schweiger in 1950 was 64, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Schweiger

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Schweiger 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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