Swing Family History

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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


Similar surnames: Swink, Smink, Sing, Kring, Suing, Swint, Swango, Sang, Schwing, Wang

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Swing Family Origin

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Swing Family Occupations

What did your Swing ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Swing. 12% of Swing men worked as a Laborer and 6% of Swing women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Swing were Clerk and Waitress

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    12%
  • Farmer
    11%
  • Salesman
    3%
  • Clerk
    3%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Clerk
    6%
  • Housewife
    6%
  • Housework
    6%
  • Waitress
    4%

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

Swing Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Swing. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Swing 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Swing. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Swing. For the veterans among your Swing ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Swing Life Expectancy

What is the average Swing lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Swing

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Swing 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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