History of your Surname
Get access to Schwein family records.Start a free trial

Schwein Family History

Schwein Name Meaning

German: metonymic occupational name for a swineherd from Middle High German swīn ‘hog’.

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


Similar surnames: Schlein, Schein, Schleif, Schleis, Scheid, Schneid, Schoen, Schlei

Search for a relative to learn more about your family history.

Hint: Try searching for a relative alive in 1940.

Black & white image of a young woman scientist

Where is the Schwein family from?

You can see how Schwein families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Schwein family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Schwein families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there was 1 Schwein family living in Ohio. This was 100% of all the recorded Schwein's in USA. Ohio had the highest population of Schwein families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Schwein surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Schwein ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Schwein. 28% of Schwein men worked as a Farmer and 29% of Schwein women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Schwein were Proprietor and Housewife. .

View Census Data for Schwein | Data not to scale

*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

  • Farmer
    28%
  • Farming
    19%
  • Laborer
    11%
  • Proprietor
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Clerk
    29%
  • Office Clerk
    15%
  • Saleslady
    15%
  • Housewife
    15%
Black & white image of two construction labourers

What Schwein family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Schwein. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Schwein census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search US census records for Schwein

Passenger Lists

There are 420 immigration records available for the last name Schwein. 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.

View all Schwein immigration records

Draft Cards

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Schwein. For the veterans among your Schwein ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

View all Schwein military records

You've only scratched the surface of Schwein family history

Discover More

What is the average Schwein lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Schwein life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for Schwein in 1951 was 50, and 81 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Schwein

Discover the unique achievements of ancestors in the Schwein family tree

Explore Your Tree
Search for another surname
Start a 14-Day Free Trial