Swingley Family History

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Swingley Name Meaning

Americanized form of South German Zwingly, a nickname from Middle High German zwinelinc ‘twin’.

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

Similar surnames: Swingle, Swinger, Swindler, Swindle, Singler, Stingley, Winkley

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Swingley Family Origin

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Swingley Family Occupations

What did your Swingley ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farm Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Swingley. 12% of Swingley men worked as a Farm Laborer and 11% of Swingley women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Swingley were Salesman and Teacher

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farm Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
  • Housewife
  • Farmer
  • Teacher

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

Swingley Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Swingley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Swingley 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 153 immigration records available for the last name Swingley. 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 326 military records available for the last name Swingley. For the veterans among your Swingley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Swingley Life Expectancy

What is the average Swingley lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Swingley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2002, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Swingley in 1954 was 51, and 88 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Swingley

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Swingley 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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