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Zwack Family History

Zwack Name Meaning

from a Bavarian dialect variant of Zweck (see Zwick). possibly from Middle High German zwac ‘bite’ (from zwacken ‘to tear off’), presumably as a nickname perhaps for someone with a huge appetite or a ferocious temper.

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


Similar surnames: Zwick, Wack, Smack, Haack, Krack, Tack, Brack, Swick, Zach, Knack

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Where is the Zwack family from?

You can see how Zwack families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Zwack family name was found in the USA between 1880 and 1920. The most Zwack families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 19 Zwack families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 70% of all the recorded Zwack's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Zwack families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Zwack surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Zwack ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Zwack. 22% of Zwack men worked as a Laborer and 17% of Zwack women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Zwack were Clerk and Saleslady.

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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

  • Laborer
    22%
  • Salesman
    14%
  • Farmer
    14%
  • Clerk
    14%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    17%
  • Retired
    17%
  • Maid
    17%
  • Saleslady
    17%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Zwack. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Zwack 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 267 immigration records available for the last name Zwack. 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 969 military records available for the last name Zwack. For the veterans among your Zwack ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Zwack lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Zwack life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1975. The average life expectancy for Zwack in 1953 was 41, and 83 in 2004.

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