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Schwinger Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): habitational name for someone from any of the places called Schwinge (near Stade and in Pomerania) or Schwingen (Bavaria).

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


Similar surnames: Schlinger, Schwing, Schwenger, Schwitzer, Scheiner, Schwander

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Where is the Schwinger family from?

You can see how Schwinger families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Schwinger family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Schwinger families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Schwinger family living in New York. This was about 50% of all the recorded Schwinger's in USA. New York and 1 other state had the highest population of Schwinger families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Schwinger surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Schwinger ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Bookkeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Schwinger. 22% of Schwinger men worked as a Farmer and 50% of Schwinger women worked as a Bookkeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Schwinger were Foreman and Housework. .

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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
    22%
  • Salesman
    11%
  • Clerk
    7%
  • Foreman
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Bookkeeper
    50%
  • Housework
    50%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Schwinger. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Schwinger 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 681 immigration records available for the last name Schwinger. 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 830 military records available for the last name Schwinger. For the veterans among your Schwinger ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Schwinger lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Schwinger life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1965. The average life expectancy for Schwinger in 1956 was 50, and 90 in 2004.

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