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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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Where is the Schwitzer family from?

You can see how Schwitzer families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Schwitzer family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Schwitzer families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 2 Schwitzer families living in Pennsylvania. This was 100% of all the recorded Schwitzer's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Schwitzer families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Schwitzer surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Schwitzer ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Schwitzer. 21% of Schwitzer men worked as a Farmer and 13% of Schwitzer women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Schwitzer were Butcher and House Work. .

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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
    21%
  • Salesman
    13%
  • Laborer
    12%
  • Butcher
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    13%
  • Saleslady
    8%
  • Stenographer
    8%
  • House Work
    8%
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Census Records

There are 6,000 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 Lists

There are 1,000 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 Cards

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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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.

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