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Swick Name Meaning

Dutch: nickname for a weak or malleable person, from Middle Dutch swike, swick ‘one who yields’, from swiken ‘to yield or give way’. Dutch: from a pet form of the Germanic personal name Swidger (see Schweickert). Altered spelling of German Zwick.

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


Similar surnames: Wick, Zwick, Bick, Swink, Sick, Slack, Mick, Stock, Amick, Wack

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Where is the Swick family from?

You can see how Swick families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Swick family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Swick families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 25 Swick families living in New York. This was about 45% of all the recorded Swick's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Swick families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Swick surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Swick ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Swick. 20% of Swick men worked as a Laborer and 14% of Swick women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Swick were Truck Driver and Housekeeper.

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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
    20%
  • Farmer
    18%
  • Salesman
    4%
  • Truck Driver
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    14%
  • Waitress
    9%
  • Clerk
    9%
  • Housekeeper
    8%
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Census Records

There are 19,000 census records available for the last name Swick. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Swick 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 984 immigration records available for the last name Swick. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Swick. For the veterans among your Swick ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Swick lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Swick life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Swick in 1951 was 46, and 78 in 2004.

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