Zwahlen Family History

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Zwahlen Name Meaning

Swiss German: topographic name for someone living ‘at the water channels’, from a dialect word wa(h)l ‘channel’, in particular one used for irrigation.

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

Similar surnames: Waller, Zahler, Wahler, Palen, Wahlen, Dahlen, Zales, Wahle, Woolen

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Zwahlen Family Origin

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Zwahlen Family Occupations

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In 1880, the most common Zwahlen occupation in the USA was Farmer. 67% of Zwahlen's were Farmers. Farmer and Cheese Maker were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Zwahlen. A less common occupation for the Zwahlen family was Merchant.

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  • Farmer

  • Cheese Maker

  • Merchant


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Zwahlen Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Zwahlen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Zwahlen 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 427 immigration records available for the last name Zwahlen. 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 249 military records available for the last name Zwahlen. For the veterans among your Zwahlen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Zwahlen Life Expectancy

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Between 1953 and 2003, in the United States, Zwahlen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1969, and highest in 1970. The average life expectancy for Zwahlen in 1953 was 51, and 82 in 2003.

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