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Swink Name Meaning

Possibly an altered spelling of German Zwink, from Sorbian wink ‘wreath’, probably from a house name given because of the sign of a wreath.

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

Similar surnames: Swing, Swick, Smink, Sink, Swint, Shirk, Stine, Fink, Spink, Shine

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Where is the Swink family from?

You can see how Swink families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Swink family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Swink families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 17 Swink families living in North Carolina. This was about 31% of all the recorded Swink's in the USA. North Carolina had the highest population of Swink families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Swink surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Swink ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Swink. 22% of Swink men worked as a Farmer and 10% of Swink women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Swink were Carpenter and Spinner.

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

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Carpenter

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
  • Housewife
  • Nurse
  • Spinner
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Census Records

There are 13,000 census records available for the last name Swink. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Swink census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 578 immigration records available for the last name Swink. 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 Cards

There are 4,000 military records available for the last name Swink. For the veterans among your Swink ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Swink lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Swink life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Swink in 1952 was 31, and 78 in 2004.

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