Schweizer Family History

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Schweizer Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant spelling of Schweitzer.

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

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

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Schweizer Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Schweizer name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Schweizer. 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


  • Italy


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Schweizer Family Origin

Where is the Schweizer family from?

Schweizer Family Occupations

What did your Schweizer ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Schweizer family was Laborer. The most common Schweizer occupation in the USA was Farmer. 13% of Schweizer's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Butcher were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Schweizer.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Butcher

  • Laborer


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

Schweizer Historical Records

What Schweizer family records will you find?

Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Schweizer Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Schweizer

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Schweizer 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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