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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

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Schwab Family Origin

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Schwab Family Occupations

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  • Coachman

    17%
  • Conductor

    17%
  • Farm Labourer

    17%
  • Farmer

    17%

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

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Schwab Life Expectancy

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