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Schwing Name Meaning

German:: metonymic occupational name for someone whose job was to swingle flax i.e. to beat the flax with a swingle in order to remove the woody parts of the plant prior to spinning from Middle High German swinge ‘swingle’. This surname is also found in France (Alsace and Lorraine). habitational name from any of the places called Schwinge (near Stade and in Pomerania) or Schwingen (Bavaria). Compare Swing .

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


Similar surnames: Schwan, Schwinger, Schorn, Schwenk, Schwind, Schilling, Schein

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Where is the Schwing family from?

You can see how Schwing families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Schwing family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Schwing families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 4 Schwing families living in Kentucky. This was 100% of all the recorded Schwing's in USA. Kentucky had the highest population of Schwing families in 1840.
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What did your Schwing ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Schwing. 9% of Schwing men worked as a Laborer and 21% of Schwing women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Schwing were Salesman and Teacher. .

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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

  • Laborer
    9%
  • Clerk
    8%
  • Farmer
    8%
  • Salesman
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Clerk
    21%
  • Typist
    14%
  • Operator
    11%
  • Teacher
    11%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Schwing. 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 Schwing. For the veterans among your Schwing ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Schwing lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Schwing life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Schwing in 1959 was 67, and 58 in 2004.

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