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Sweitzer Family History

Sweitzer Name Meaning

Americanized form of German and Jewish (Ashkenazic) Schweitzer ‘Swiss man’.

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


Similar surnames: Switzer, Seitzer, Kreitzer, Sweetser, Schweitzer, Snitzer, Spitzer

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Where is the Sweitzer family from?

You can see how Sweitzer families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Sweitzer family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Sweitzer families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 18 Sweitzer families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 72% of all the recorded Sweitzer's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Sweitzer families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Sweitzer surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Sweitzer ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Sweitzer. 22% of Sweitzer men worked as a Laborer and 8% of Sweitzer women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Sweitzer were Truck Driver and Seamstress. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    22%
  • Farmer
    15%
  • Salesman
    8%
  • Truck Driver
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    8%
  • Saleslady
    8%
  • Clerk
    8%
  • Seamstress
    7%
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What Sweitzer family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 16,000 census records available for the last name Sweitzer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sweitzer census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 753 immigration records available for the last name Sweitzer. 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 Cards

There are 7,000 military records available for the last name Sweitzer. For the veterans among your Sweitzer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Sweitzer lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Sweitzer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Sweitzer in 1941 was 48, and 79 in 2004.

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