Swindell Family History

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Swindell Name Meaning

English: of uncertain origin; probably a habitational name from Swindale in Skelton, North Yorkshire, so named from Old English swin ‘pig’, ‘wild boar’ + dæl ‘valley’.

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

Similar surnames: Lindell, Sidwell, Twidwell, Windell, Sandell, Swinney, Snell, Woodell

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Swindell Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Swindell name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Swindell. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


  • Benin/Togo


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Swindell Family Origin

Where is the Swindell family from?

Swindell Family Occupations

What did your Swindell ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Swindell family was Carpenter. Farmer, Keeping House and Glass Blower were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Swindell. The most common Swindell occupation in the USA was Farmer. 50% of Swindell's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Glass Blower

  • Carpenter


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

Swindell Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 27,000 census records available for the last name Swindell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Swindell 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 Swindell. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Swindell. For the veterans among your Swindell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Swindell Life Expectancy

What is the average Swindell lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Swindell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Swindell in 1944 was 59, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Swindell

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Swindell 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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