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Schwetz Name Meaning

German: German form of Czech švec ‘shoemaker’, hence an occupational name, or a habitational name from either of two places so called in Bohemia or West Prussia (now Poland). In some instances it may be from a Slavic personal name based on Old Slavic švetu ‘strong’

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


Similar surnames: Schuetz, Schatz, Schmeltz, Schwed, Schartz, Schiltz, Schweitz, Schutz

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Where is the Schwetz family from?

You can see how Schwetz families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Schwetz family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Schwetz families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Schwetz family living in Kentucky. This was 100% of all the recorded Schwetz's in USA. Kentucky had the highest population of Schwetz families in 1840.
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What did your Schwetz ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the USA named Schwetz. 23% of Schwetz men worked as a Farmer. .

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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

  • Farmer
    23%
  • Laborer
    17%
  • Clerk
    17%
  • Fireman
    12%
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Census Records

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

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What is the average Schwetz lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Schwetz life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Schwetz in 1950 was 52, and 80 in 2004.

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