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Gschwend Name Meaning

South German: habitational name from any of various places in Bavaria, Baden-Württemberg, Lower Austria, and elsewhere called Gschwand, Gschwend(t), or Geschwend (meaning ‘cleared land’).

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


Similar surnames: Schwandt, Schwing, Gschwind, Schwetz, Schwenk, Schwed, Schneid

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Gschwend Family Origin

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Gschwend Family Occupations

What did your Gschwend ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Gschwend occupation in the USA was Carpenter. 50% of Gschwend's were Carpenters. Carpenter and Manufacture Iron Malliabel were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Gschwend.

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  • Carpenter

    50%
  • Manufacture Iron Malliabel

    50%

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

Gschwend Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Gschwend. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gschwend 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Gschwend. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, 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 Gschwend. For the veterans among your Gschwend ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gschwend Life Expectancy

What is the average Gschwend lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Gschwend life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1998, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Gschwend in 1960 was 66, and 51 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gschwend

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gschwend 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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Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
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James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)
Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
Babe Ruth1895 - 1948 (53)
Victor Hugo1802 - 1885 (83)
Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
Nikola Tesla1856 - 1943 (86)
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