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Schwitzer Name Meaning

German: variant of Schweitzer. German: habitational name for someone from Schwitz in Bohemia. Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname from Yiddish shvitser ‘one who perspires’ or ‘dandy’ (one who dressed in fine clothes even if they made him perspire).

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


Similar surnames: Schweitzer, Schnitzer, Schwarzer, Schwinger, Schmitzer, Schwimmer

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Schwitzer Family Origin

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Schwitzer Family Occupations

What did your Schwitzer ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Schwitzer family was Butcher. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Schwitzer. The most common Schwitzer occupation in the USA was Farmer. 26% of Schwitzer's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    26%
  • Laborer

    10%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Butcher

    4%

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

Schwitzer Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Schwitzer Life Expectancy

What is the average Schwitzer lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Schwitzer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1975, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Schwitzer in 1958 was 49, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Schwitzer

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Schwitzer 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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