Swets Family History

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Swets Name Meaning

Dutch: patronymic from a nickname for someone with dark hair or a dark complexion, from Dutch (Brabantine dialect) zwet ‘black’. Compare Swart.

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


Similar surnames: Swett, Sweers, Soens, Suits, Peets, Spees, Smits, Smet, Swetz, Roets

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Swets Family Origin

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Swets Family Occupations

What did your Swets ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Swets family was Peddler Gen. Store. The most common Swets occupation in the USA was Farmer. 60% of Swets's were Farmers. Farmer and Cabnet Maker were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Swets.

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  • Farmer

    60%
  • Cabnet Maker

    20%
  • Peddler Gen. Store

    20%

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

Swets Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Swets Life Expectancy

What is the average Swets lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Swets life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1963, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Swets in 1957 was 66, and 69 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Swets

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Swets 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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