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Schwehr Family History

Schwehr Name Meaning

German: relationship name, a variant of Schwäher, a variant of Schwager.

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


Similar surnames: Schwer, Schweer, Schehr, Scheer, Schwier, Schreyer, Schwed, Schwent

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Where is the Schwehr family from?

You can see how Schwehr families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Schwehr family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Schwehr families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there was 1 Schwehr family living in Ontario. This was 100% of all the recorded Schwehr's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Schwehr families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Schwehr surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Schwehr ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farm Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Schwehr. 100% of Schwehr men worked as a Farm Laborer and 100% of Schwehr women worked as a Housewife. .

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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

  • Farm Laborer
    100%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    100%
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What Schwehr family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Schwehr. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Schwehr 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 165 immigration records available for the last name Schwehr. 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 218 military records available for the last name Schwehr. For the veterans among your Schwehr ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Schwehr lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2003, in the United States, Schwehr life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1972, and highest in 1968. The average life expectancy for Schwehr in 1960 was 54, and 67 in 2003.

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