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Schwier Family History

Schwier Name Meaning

North German: reduced form of the personal name Schwieder, a variant of Schweder 2.

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


Similar surnames: Schier, Schwer, Schweer, Schnier, Swier, Schmier, Schager, Scheier

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Where is the Schwier family from?

You can see how Schwier families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Schwier family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Schwier families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there was 1 Schwier family living in Saskatchewan. This was 100% of all the recorded Schwier's in Canada. Saskatchewan had the highest population of Schwier families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Schwier surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Schwier ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Schwier. 27% of Schwier men worked as a Farmer and 20% of Schwier women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Schwier were Machinist and Saleslady.

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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
    27%
  • Laborer
    15%
  • Farm Laborer
    9%
  • Machinist
    9%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    20%
  • Housekeeper
    15%
  • Clerk
    10%
  • Saleslady
    10%
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What Schwier family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Schwier. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Schwier 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 640 immigration records available for the last name Schwier. 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 718 military records available for the last name Schwier. For the veterans among your Schwier ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Schwier lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Schwier life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1977, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Schwier in 1959 was 57, and 87 in 2004.

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