Swallow Family History

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Swallow Name Meaning

from Middle English swal(e)we, swalu ‘swallow’, hence a nickname for someone thought to resemble the bird, perhaps in swiftness and grace. habitational name from a place in Lincolnshire, so called from the Swallow river on which it stands. The river name is probably ultimately akin to that of the bird, with some transferred meaning such as ‘swirling’ or ‘rushing’.

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

Similar surnames: Callow, Sharlow, Wadlow, Harlow, Barlow, Sandow, Swallows, Salmon

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Swallow Family Origin

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Swallow Family Occupations

What did your Swallow ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Waitress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Swallow. 14% of Swallow men worked as a Farmer and 8% of Swallow women worked as a Waitress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Swallow were Truck Driver and Stenographer

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Waitress
  • Housekeeper
  • Housewife
  • Stenographer

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Swallow Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 84,000 census records available for the last name Swallow. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Swallow 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Swallow. 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 6,000 military records available for the last name Swallow. For the veterans among your Swallow ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Swallow Life Expectancy

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Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Swallow life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1963. The average life expectancy for Swallow in 1952 was 56, and 71 in 2004.

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