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Schweizer Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Schweitzer .

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


Similar surnames: Schweiger, Schweitzer, Schwitzer, Schweiker, Scheiber, Scheier

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Where is the Schweizer family from?

You can see how Schweizer families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Schweizer family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Schweizer families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 3 Schweizer families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 50% of all the recorded Schweizer's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Schweizer families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Schweizer surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Schweizer ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Bookkeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Schweizer. 13% of Schweizer men worked as a Farmer and 11% of Schweizer women worked as a Bookkeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Schweizer were Laborer and School Teacher. .

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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

  • Farmer
    13%
  • Clerk
    9%
  • Salesman
    8%
  • Laborer
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Bookkeeper
    11%
  • Teacher
    8%
  • Stenographer
    8%
  • School Teacher
    8%
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Census Records

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Schweizer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Schweizer 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 7,000 immigration records available for the last name Schweizer. 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 7,000 military records available for the last name Schweizer. For the veterans among your Schweizer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Schweizer lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Schweizer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Schweizer in 1940 was 55, and 74 in 2004.

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