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Schwenger Family History

Schwenger Name Meaning

South German: habitational name from a place called Schweningen in Baden, or from a Germanic personal name Swaniger, composed with swana ‘swan’ as the first element.

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


Similar surnames: Schwinger, Schwaner, Schlinger, Schwieger, Schweder, Schwander

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Where is the Schwenger family from?

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

What did your Schwenger ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Clerk and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Schwenger. 15% of Schwenger men worked as a Clerk and 39% of Schwenger women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Schwenger were Butcher and Housework. .

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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

  • Clerk
    15%
  • Salesman
    12%
  • Baker
    12%
  • Butcher
    12%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
    39%
  • Teacher
    17%
  • Operator
    12%
  • Housework
    12%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Schwenger. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Schwenger 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 699 immigration records available for the last name Schwenger. 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 356 military records available for the last name Schwenger. For the veterans among your Schwenger ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Schwenger lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Schwenger life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1974, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Schwenger in 1962 was 74, and 81 in 2004.

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