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Swanston Name Meaning

Scottish: habitational name from a place near Edinburgh, probably named with the genitive case of the Old English byname Swan ‘swain’ (or the personal name Swan) + Old English tun ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’.

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


Similar surnames: Swanton, Cranston, Swainston, Winston, Swepston, Stanton, Whiston

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Swanston Family Origin

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Swanston Family Occupations

What did your Swanston ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Swanston family was Clerk In Grain Store. The most common Swanston occupation in the USA was Farmer. 36% of Swanston's were Farmers. Farmer, Boot Maker and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Swanston.

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  • Farmer

    36%
  • Boot Maker

    9%
  • Carpenter

    9%
  • Clerk In Grain Store

    9%

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

Swanston Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Swanston. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Swanston census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1940's US census records for Swanston

Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Swanston. 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 Swanston. For the veterans among your Swanston ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Swanston Life Expectancy

What is the average Swanston lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Swanston life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1970. The average life expectancy for Swanston in 1951 was 53, and 44 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Swanston

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Swanston 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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