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Schwab Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): regional name for someone from Swabia (German Schwaben), from Middle High German Swap, German Schwabe ‘Swabian’. The region takes its name from a Germanic tribe recorded from the 1st century bc in the Latin form Suebi or Suevi, of uncertain origin; it was an independent duchy from the 10th century until 1313, when the territory was broken up.

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


Similar surnames: Schwan, Schaab, Schwam, Schwamb, Schraub, Swab, Schwed, Schwer

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Schwab Family Origin

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Schwab Family Occupations

What did your Schwab ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Schwab occupation in Canada was Coachman. 17% of Schwab's were Coachmans. A less common occupation for the Schwab family was Farmer. Coachman, Conductor and Farm Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Schwab.

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  • Coachman

    17%
  • Conductor

    17%
  • Farm Labourer

    17%
  • Farmer

    17%

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

Schwab Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Schwab. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Schwab 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 Schwab. 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 Schwab. For the veterans among your Schwab ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Schwab Life Expectancy

What is the average Schwab lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Schwab life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Schwab in 1941 was 54, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Schwab

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Schwab 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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