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Schwery Family History

Schwery Name Meaning

Swiss German: probably an endearing form of a relationship name meaning ‘father-in-law brother-in-law’ Middle High German sweher swēr (see Schwer ).

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

Similar surnames: Schwer, Schwarm, Scheer, Schwein, Scher, Schwerdt, Scherf, Schwenk

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Where is the Schwery family from?

You can see how Schwery families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Schwery family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1891 and 1920. The most Schwery families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 5 Schwery families living in Ontario. This was 100% of all the recorded Schwery's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Schwery families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Schwery surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Schwery ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the USA named Schwery. 40% of Schwery 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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
  • Farming
  • Laborer
  • Bartender
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Schwery. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Schwery 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 275 immigration records available for the last name Schwery. 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 64 military records available for the last name Schwery. For the veterans among your Schwery ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Schwery lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2003, in the United States, Schwery life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1979, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Schwery in 1959 was 54, and 87 in 2003.

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