Swart Family History

14-Day Free Trial

GET STARTED

Swart Name Meaning

Dutch and English: nickname for a dark-haired or dark-skinned person, from Middle Dutch zwart, swert, Middle English swart ‘dark’, ‘swarthy’.

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


Similar surnames: Zwart, Smart, Star, Warm, Ewart, Spark, Swift, Short, Starr, Swartz

Ready to discover your family story?

Simply start with yourself and we'll do the searching for you.

NEW

Swart Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Swart name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Swart. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

Explore the full experience here
  • England & Wales

    49%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    18%

  • Germanic Europe

    13%

  • Norway

    4%

  • European Jewish

    3%

Your own DNA-based ethnicity estimate will differ from what you see here. To get your personalized ethnicity estimate, order an AncestryDNA® kit.order an AncestryDNA® kit.

Order a DNA Kit Today

Swart Family Origin

Where is the Swart family from?

Swart Family Occupations

What did your Swart ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Swart occupation in the USA was Farmer. 38% of Swart's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Swart. A less common occupation for the Swart family was Keeping House.

View Census data for Swart | Data not to scale

  • Farmer

    38%
  • Laborer

    6%
  • Carpenter

    5%
  • Keeping House

    5%

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

Swart Historical Records

What Swart family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 34,000 census records available for the last name Swart. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Swart 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 Swart

Passenger List

There are 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Swart. 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.

View all Swart immigration records

Draft Card

There are 4,000 military records available for the last name Swart. For the veterans among your Swart ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

View all Swart military records

You've only scratched the surface of Swart family history.

Swart Life Expectancy

What is the average Swart lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Swart life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Swart in 1944 was 26, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Swart

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Swart 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.

Famous Swart Family Ancestors

Discover the unique achievements of ancestors in your family tree

Famous ancestors img
Look up another name