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Schwarz Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Schwartz . This surname is also found in Slovakia Czechia Poland Croatia and Slovenia where it is more common in Slavicized forms (see 2 below) and where it was often applied as a translation into German of Slavic cognates like Czech and Slovak Černý (see Cerny ) Slovenian Černe (see Cerne ). It is also found in some western European countries notably in France (Alsace and Lorraine) and the Netherlands. Germanized form of Czech Slovak Slovenian and Croatian Švarc (see Swartz ) and Polish Szwarc surnames of German origin (see above).

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

Similar surnames: Schwarze, Schwarcz, Schwartz, Schwartze, Schwabe, Scherz, Schwam

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Where is the Schwarz family from?

You can see how Schwarz families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Schwarz family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Schwarz families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 18 Schwarz families living in Quebec. This was about 37% of all the recorded Schwarz's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Schwarz families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Schwarz surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Schwarz ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Schwarz. 60% of Schwarz men worked as a Farmer. .

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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 1921

  • Farmer
  • Farming
  • Laborer
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Census Records

There are 66,000 census records available for the last name Schwarz. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Schwarz census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 63,000 immigration records available for the last name Schwarz. 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 Cards

There are 63,000 military records available for the last name Schwarz. For the veterans among your Schwarz ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Schwarz lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Schwarz life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1941, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Schwarz in 1941 was 27, and 78 in 2004.

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