Swingle Family History

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Swingle Name Meaning

English: metonymic occupational name for a worker in the linen or hemp industry, from Middle English swingle ‘swingle’, a wooden implement used for beating flax or hemp (Middle Dutch swinghel, from the verb ‘to swing’). Possibly an Americanized spelling of German Zwingel, a topographic name from Middle High German zwingel ‘citadel’.

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


Similar surnames: Swingler, Single, Swindle, Dingle, Swingley, Swing, Singler, Spindle

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Swingle Family Origin

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Swingle Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    59%
  • Laborer

    8%
  • Keeping House

    4%
  • Carpenter

    3%

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Swingle. The most common Swingle occupation in the USA was Farmer. 59% of Swingle's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Swingle family was Carpenter.

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Swingle Historical Records

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Swingle Life Expectancy

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