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

Schweitz Family History

Schweitz Name Meaning

German: ethnic name for a Swiss man from German Schweiz ‘Switzerland’.

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


Similar surnames: Schwetz, Schweitzer, Schwein, Schmeltz, Schweiss, Schuetz, Schwartz

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 Schweitz family from?

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

What did your Schweitz ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Schweitz. 22% of Schweitz men worked as a Laborer and 43% of Schweitz women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Schweitz were Operator and Helper. .

View Census Data for Schweitz | 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

  • Laborer
    22%
  • Farmer
    17%
  • Salesman
    11%
  • Operator
    11%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
    43%
  • Clerk
    29%
  • Helper
    29%
Black & white image of two construction labourers

What Schweitz family records will you find?

Census Records

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

Search US census records for Schweitz

Passenger Lists

There are 514 immigration records available for the last name Schweitz. 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 Schweitz immigration records

Draft Cards

There are 222 military records available for the last name Schweitz. For the veterans among your Schweitz ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

View all Schweitz military records

You've only scratched the surface of Schweitz family history

Discover More

What is the average Schweitz lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Schweitz life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1965, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Schweitz in 1962 was 79, and 80 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Schweitz

Discover the unique achievements of ancestors in the Schweitz family tree

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