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Schwer Name Meaning

South German: relationship name from Middle High German sweher ‘father-in-law’. German: variant of Schweder 2. Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname from German schwer ‘heavy’.

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

Similar surnames: Scher, Schwery, Scheer, Schwed, Schorr, Scholer, Schur, Schwier

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Schwer Family Origin

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Schwer Family Occupations

What did your Schwer ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Baker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Schwer. The most common Schwer occupation in the USA was Farmer. 24% of Schwer's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Schwer family was Brickmaker.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Baker

  • Brickmaker


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

Schwer Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Schwer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Schwer 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 838 immigration records available for the last name Schwer. 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 19,000 military records available for the last name Schwer. For the veterans among your Schwer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Schwer Life Expectancy

What is the average Schwer lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Schwer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Schwer in 1958 was 57, and 61 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Schwer

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Schwer 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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