Schwan Family History

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Schwan Name Meaning

German: from Middle High German, Middle Low German swan ‘swan’; a nickname derived for a very clean person or for someone with a long neck, or alternatively a habitational name for someone living at a house distinguished by the sign of a swan. Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name from German Schwan ‘swan’.

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

Similar surnames: Schwab, Schaaf, Schwam, Schoen, Schwanz, Schaal, Schmal, Schorn

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Schwan Family Origin

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Schwan Family Occupations

What did your Schwan ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Schwan. 32% of Schwan men worked as a Farmer and 25% of Schwan women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Schwan were Cigar Maker and Farmer

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
  • Clerk
  • Brewer
  • Cigar Maker

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Housekeeper
  • Bookkeeper
  • Domestic
  • Farmer

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Schwan Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Schwan. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Schwan 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Schwan. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Schwan. For the veterans among your Schwan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Schwan Life Expectancy

What is the average Schwan lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Schwan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1962. The average life expectancy for Schwan in 1943 was 30, and 73 in 2004.

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