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Zwick Name Meaning

South German: metonymic occupational name for a nailsmith or occupational nickname for a shoemaker, from Middle High German zwic, zwëc ‘tack’, ‘nail’. In some instances it may have been applied as a nickname for a small person or a topographic name for someone who lived on a wedge-shaped piece of land.

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


Similar surnames: Wick, Zink, Zwicker, Bick, Zwack, Swick, Dick, Knick, Mick, Krick

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Where is the Zwick family from?

You can see how Zwick families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Zwick family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Zwick families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Zwick family living in Indiana. This was 100% of all the recorded Zwick's in the USA. Indiana had the highest population of Zwick families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Zwick surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Zwick ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Zwick. 18% of Zwick men worked as a Farmer and 14% of Zwick women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Zwick were Truck Driver and Teacher.

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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
    18%
  • Salesman
    13%
  • Laborer
    10%
  • Truck Driver
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    14%
  • Saleslady
    14%
  • Housewife
    13%
  • Teacher
    13%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Zwick. 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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There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Zwick. For the veterans among your Zwick ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Zwick lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Zwick life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Zwick in 1948 was 32, and 78 in 2004.

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