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Swisher Name Meaning

Americanized form of German Schweitzer ‘Swiss’.

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


Similar surnames: Risher, Krisher, Swinger, Wisher, Disher, Sisler, Bisher, Wishner

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Where is the Swisher family from?

You can see how Swisher families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Swisher family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Swisher families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 61 Swisher families living in Ohio. This was about 39% of all the recorded Swisher's in USA. Ohio had the highest population of Swisher families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Swisher surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Swisher ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Swisher. 19% of Swisher men worked as a Farmer and 10% of Swisher women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Swisher were Salesman and Waitress. .

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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
    19%
  • Laborer
    17%
  • Truck Driver
    5%
  • Salesman
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    10%
  • Housekeeper
    9%
  • Teacher
    9%
  • Waitress
    8%
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Census Records

There are 41,000 census records available for the last name Swisher. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Swisher 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Swisher. 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 9,000 military records available for the last name Swisher. For the veterans among your Swisher ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Swisher lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Swisher life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Swisher in 1943 was 36, and 76 in 2004.

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