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Schweiss Name Meaning

German (Rhineland): apparently a nickname for a pitiable person or someone who worked very hard or sweated excessively from Middle High German sweiz ‘sweat trouble fear’. However it is possible that this may be no more than a folk-etymological alteration of Schweitz ‘(person from) Switzerland’.

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


Similar surnames: Schleis, Schweiger, Schwenk, Weiss, Schwein, Scheid, Scheidt, Scheib

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Where is the Schweiss family from?

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

What did your Schweiss ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Seamstress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Schweiss. 30% of Schweiss men worked as a Laborer and 100% of Schweiss women worked as a Seamstress. .

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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
    30%
  • Farmer
    20%
  • Farming
    14%
  • Salesman
    14%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Seamstress
    100%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Schweiss. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Schweiss 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 336 immigration records available for the last name Schweiss. 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 993 military records available for the last name Schweiss. For the veterans among your Schweiss ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Schweiss lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Schweiss life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1997, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Schweiss in 1963 was 65, and 68 in 2004.

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