Swing Name Meaning

Probably an Americanized spelling of German Schwing or Zwing, from Middle High German zwinc ‘legal district’, hence possibly a metonymic occupational name for a district administrator.

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

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Swing Family Origin

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Swing Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    35%
  • Keeping House

    16%
  • Laborer

    4%
  • Carpenter

    3%

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Swing. The most common Swing occupation in the USA was Farmer. 35% of Swing's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Swing family was Carpenter.

Source: Census data for Swing | Data not to scale

Swing Historical Records

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Swing Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1954 and 2004, Swing life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Swing in 1954 was 46, and 75 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Swing

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