Schwemmer Family History

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Schwemmer Name Meaning

occupational name for someone who floated logs downstream from the forests where they were felled, from an agent derivative of Middle High German swemmen, causative of swimmen ‘to float or swim’. topographic name from Middle High German swem(me), denoting a deep ford where horses had to swim across (from the same word as in 1).

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

Similar surnames: Schwimmer, Schlemmer, Schleimer, Schweiger, Schwegler, Schieber

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Schwemmer Family Origin

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Schwemmer Family Occupations

What did your Schwemmer ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Schwemmer occupation in the USA was Blacksmith. 17% of Schwemmer's were Blacksmiths. A less common occupation for the Schwemmer family was Machinist. Blacksmith, Farmer and Lock Smith And Bell were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Schwemmer.

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  • Blacksmith

  • Farmer

  • Lock Smith And Bell

  • Machinist


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Schwemmer Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Schwemmer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Schwemmer 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Schwemmer. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Schwemmer. For the veterans among your Schwemmer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Schwemmer Life Expectancy

What is the average Schwemmer lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Schwemmer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1988, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Schwemmer in 1962 was 51, and 80 in 2004.

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