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Swallows Family History

Swallows Name Meaning

English and Scottish (Dumfriesshire): variant of Swallow with post-medieval excrescent -s. This form of the surname is now rare in Britain.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Swallow, Willows, Walls, Swails, Sailors, Swailes, Saylors, Walles

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Where is the Swallows family from?

You can see how Swallows families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Swallows family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1851 and 1920. The most Swallows families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 33 Swallows families living in Tennessee. This was about 56% of all the recorded Swallows's in USA. Tennessee had the highest population of Swallows families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Swallows surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Swallows ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and House Work were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Swallows. 49% of Swallows men worked as a Farmer and 30% of Swallows women worked as a House Work. Some less common occupations for Americans named Swallows were Carpenter and Merchant. .

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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
    49%
  • Laborer
    22%
  • Labor
    11%
  • Carpenter
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • House Work
    30%
  • Housekeeper
    30%
  • Housewife
    20%
  • Merchant
    20%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Swallows. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Swallows 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 61 immigration records available for the last name Swallows. 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 625 military records available for the last name Swallows. For the veterans among your Swallows ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Swallows lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Swallows life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Swallows in 1959 was 54, and 82 in 2004.

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