Schwenk Family History

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Schwenk Name Meaning

North German: variant of Schwanke. South German (mainly Württemberg, Silesia, and Bavaria): from Middle High German swenken ‘to swing or sling’, apparently a nickname, of which the original application cannot now be established.

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


Similar surnames: Schlenk, Schenk, Schwank, Schwer, Schrenk, Schieck, Schunk, Schrank

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Schwenk Family Origin

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Schwenk Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    26%
  • Laborer

    12%
  • Keeping House

    8%
  • Stone Mason

    3%

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In 1880, a less common occupation for the Schwenk family was Stone Mason. The most common Schwenk occupation in the USA was Farmer. 26% of Schwenk's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Schwenk.

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Schwenk Historical Records

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Schwenk Life Expectancy

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