Swanger Family History

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Swanger Name Meaning

Perhaps an altered form of German Schwanger, from Swano, a short form of a Germanic compound personal name formed with swan ‘swan’, or directly from this word. Perhaps an Americanized form of German Zwanger, from Middle High German zwange ‘pliers’, hence an occupational name for a maker or user of pliers, or maybe a nickname for someone with very strong hands.

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


Similar surnames: Stanger, Sanger, Swinger, Swonger, Zanger, Ranger, Slinger, Manger

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Swanger Family Origin

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Swanger Family Occupations

What did your Swanger ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Swanger occupation in the USA was Farmer. 39% of Swanger's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Swanger. A less common occupation for the Swanger family was Blacksmith.

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  • Farmer

    39%
  • Laborer

    15%
  • Keeping House

    8%
  • Blacksmith

    3%

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

Swanger Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Swanger. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Swanger 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Swanger. 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 Swanger. For the veterans among your Swanger ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Swanger Life Expectancy

What is the average Swanger lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Swanger life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Swanger in 1945 was 30, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Swanger

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Swanger 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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