Schwerdt Family History

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Schwerdt Name Meaning

German (Bavarian): metonymic occupational name for a sword maker, from Middle High German swert ‘sword’.

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

Similar surnames: Schwandt, Schwery, Schwer, Scheidt, Schardt, Schweppe, Scheerer

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Schwerdt Family Origin

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Schwerdt Family Occupations

What did your Schwerdt ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Schwerdt family was Dress Maker. The most common Schwerdt occupation in the USA was Farmer. 20% of Schwerdt's were Farmers. Farmer, Brick Mason and Carriage Maker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Schwerdt.

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  • Farmer

  • Brick Mason

  • Carriage Maker

  • Dress Maker


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

Schwerdt Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Schwerdt. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Schwerdt 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 867 immigration records available for the last name Schwerdt. 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 829 military records available for the last name Schwerdt. For the veterans among your Schwerdt ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Schwerdt Life Expectancy

What is the average Schwerdt lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Schwerdt life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1990, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Schwerdt in 1962 was 57, and 79 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Schwerdt

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Schwerdt 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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