Switzer Family History

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Switzer Name Meaning

English: variant of Sweetser. Americanized spelling of Schweitzer.

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


Similar surnames: Sweitzer, Fitzer, Swinger, Spitler, Sitler, Sliter, Schwitzer

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Switzer Family Origin

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Switzer Family Occupations

What did your Switzer ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Switzer. The most common Switzer occupation in the USA was Farmer. 40% of Switzer's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Switzer family was Carpenter.

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  • Farmer

    40%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Laborer

    5%
  • Carpenter

    5%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Switzer ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Switzer Historical Records

What Switzer family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Switzer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Switzer census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1940's US census records for Switzer

Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Switzer. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Switzer. For the veterans among your Switzer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Switzer Life Expectancy

What is the average Switzer lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Switzer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Switzer in 1944 was 41, and 79 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Switzer

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Switzer 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.

Famous Switzer Family

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Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
Victor Hugo1802 - 1885 (83)
Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
Frank Lloyd Wright1867 - 1959 (91)
Ansel Easton Adams1902 - 1984 (82)
Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)
Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
Victor Hugo1802 - 1885 (83)
Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
Frank Lloyd Wright1867 - 1959 (91)
Ansel Easton Adams1902 - 1984 (82)
Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)
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