Swarthout Family History

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Swarthout Name Meaning

Dutch: apparently from swart ‘black’ + hout ‘wood’.

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

Similar surnames: Swartwout, Osterhout, Swarts, Van Hout, Swartz, Swart, Swartwood

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Swarthout Family Origin

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Swarthout Family Occupations

What did your Swarthout ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Swarthout family was Carpenter. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Swarthout. The most common Swarthout occupation in the USA was Farmer. 48% of Swarthout's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter


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

Swarthout Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Swarthout. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Swarthout 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 310 immigration records available for the last name Swarthout. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Swarthout. For the veterans among your Swarthout ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Swarthout Life Expectancy

What is the average Swarthout lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Swarthout life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Swarthout in 1948 was 66, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Swarthout

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Swarthout 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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