Swayne Family History

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Swayne Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Swain.

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

Similar surnames: Swaine, Swayze, Shayne, Sayne, Hayne, Sayre, Frayne, Thayne, Waye

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Swayne Family Origin

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Swayne Family Occupations

What did your Swayne ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Swayne occupation in the USA was Farmer. 39% of Swayne's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Swayne family was Farm Laborer. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Swayne.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Farm Laborer


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

Swayne Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 16,000 census records available for the last name Swayne. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Swayne 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Swayne. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Swayne. For the veterans among your Swayne ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Swayne Life Expectancy

What is the average Swayne lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Swayne life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1962. The average life expectancy for Swayne in 1943 was 37, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Swayne

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Swayne 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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