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Schweer Family History

Schweer Name Meaning

North German: variant of Schweder 2. Variant of Schwehr.

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

Similar surnames: Schwier, Schwehr, Schwer, Schweers, Schweder, Scheer, Schierer

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Where is the Schweer family from?

You can see how Schweer families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Schweer family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Schweer families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 9 Schweer families living in Alberta. This was about 64% of all the recorded Schweer's in Canada. Alberta had the highest population of Schweer families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Schweer surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Schweer ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Schweer. 45% of Schweer men worked as a Farmer and 30% of Schweer women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Schweer were Engineer and Waitress.

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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.

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Engineer

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Teacher
  • Housework
  • Waitress
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What Schweer family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Schweer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Schweer 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 944 immigration records available for the last name Schweer. 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 607 military records available for the last name Schweer. For the veterans among your Schweer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Schweer lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Schweer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1982, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Schweer in 1961 was 52, and 79 in 2004.

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