Swartz Family History

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Swartz Name Meaning

Dutch: variant of Swart. Variant of German and Jewish Schwartz.

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

Similar surnames: Swarts, Shwartz, Swart, Artz, Saltz, Shatz, Hartz, Spartz, Wantz

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Swartz Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Swartz name?

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

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • European Jewish


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Swartz Family Origin

Where is the Swartz family from?

Swartz Family Occupations

What did your Swartz ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Swartz. A less common occupation for the Swartz family was Carpenter. The most common Swartz occupation in the USA was Farmer. 34% of Swartz's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Carpenter


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

Swartz Historical Records

What Swartz family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 140,000 census records available for the last name Swartz. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Swartz 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 9,000 immigration records available for the last name Swartz. 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 23,000 military records available for the last name Swartz. For the veterans among your Swartz ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Swartz Life Expectancy

What is the average Swartz lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Swartz life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Swartz in 1940 was 39, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Swartz

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Swartz 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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