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Schwimmer Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname for a good swimmer, from an agent derivative of German schwimmen, Yiddish shvimen ‘to swim’, Middle High German swimmen.

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


Similar surnames: Schwemmer, Schimmer, Schimmel, Schweiger, Schlemmer, Schiller

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Schwimmer Family Origin

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Schwimmer Family Occupations

What did your Schwimmer ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Schwimmer occupation in the USA was Baker. 50% of Schwimmer's were Bakers. Baker and Laborer were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Schwimmer.

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  • Baker

    50%
  • Laborer

    50%

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

Schwimmer Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Schwimmer Life Expectancy

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Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Schwimmer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1967. The average life expectancy for Schwimmer in 1958 was 57, and 71 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Schwimmer 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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