Swaby Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place in Lincolnshire, so called from the Old Norse ethnic byname Sváfi ‘Swabian’ (see Schwab) + Old Norse býr ‘farm’, ‘settlement’. Americanized spelling of German Schwabe.

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


Similar surnames: Saxby, Selby, Swab, Way, Aaby, Swan, Sorby, Raby, Say, Smeby

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Swaby Family Origin

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Swaby Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    44%
  • Keeps House

    11%
  • Laborer

    11%
  • Phys. And Surgeon

    11%

In 1880, Farmer, Keeps House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Swaby. A less common occupation for the Swaby family was Phys. And Surgeon. The most common Swaby occupation in the USA was Farmer. 44% of Swaby's were Farmers.

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Swaby Historical Records

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Swaby Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1961 and 2004, Swaby life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1983. The average life expectancy for Swaby in 1961 was 41, and 77 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Swaby

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