Swope Family History

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Swope Name Meaning

Possibly an altered form of German Schwab.

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

Similar surnames: Swopes, Swoope, Shope, Smoke, Strope, Swoger, Knope, Shipe, Bope

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Swope Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Swope name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Swope. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • France


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Swope Family Origin

Where is the Swope family from?

Swope Family Occupations

What did your Swope ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Swope family was Carpenter. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Swope. The most common Swope occupation in the USA was Farmer. 45% of Swope's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter


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

Swope Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 34,000 census records available for the last name Swope. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Swope 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Swope. 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 7,000 military records available for the last name Swope. For the veterans among your Swope ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Swope Life Expectancy

What is the average Swope lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Swope life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Swope in 1942 was 39, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Swope

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Swope 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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