Swartzwelder Family History

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Swartzwelder Name Meaning

Americanized form of German Schwarzwälder, topographic name for someone from the Black Forest in southwest Germany, from Middle High German swartz ‘black’ + walt ‘forest’, or a habitational name from any of several places named Schwarzwald, for example near Gotha.

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


Similar surnames: Swartzlander, Blackwelder, Swartzbaugh, Stalder, Swartzfager

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Swartzwelder Family Origin

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Swartzwelder Family Occupations

What did your Swartzwelder ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Swartzwelder occupation in the USA was Laborer. 15% of Swartzwelder's were Laborers. A less common occupation for the Swartzwelder family was Coaling. Laborer, Attorney and Coal Miner were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Swartzwelder.

View Census data for Swartzwelder | Data not to scale

  • Laborer

    15%
  • Attorney

    8%
  • Coal Miner

    8%
  • Coaling

    8%

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

Swartzwelder Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Swartzwelder Life Expectancy

What is the average Swartzwelder lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Swartzwelder life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Swartzwelder in 1959 was 47, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Swartzwelder

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Swartzwelder 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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