Swager Family History

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Swager Name Meaning

Variant spelling of Dutch Swaager, from Middle Dutch zwager ‘son-’ or ‘father-in-law’, used to distinguish between two bearers of the same personal name related by marriage.

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

Similar surnames: Sager, Sweger, Swagger, Seager, Swanger, Wager, Seger, Mager, Swader

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Swager Family Origin

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Swager Family Occupations

What did your Swager ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Swager occupation in the USA was Farmer. 31% of Swager's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Swager. A less common occupation for the Swager family was Carpenter.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter


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

Swager Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Swager. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Swager 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 204 immigration records available for the last name Swager. 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 Swager. For the veterans among your Swager ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Swager Life Expectancy

What is the average Swager lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Swager life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Swager in 1950 was 45, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Swager

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Swager 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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