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Swailes Name Meaning

English (West Yorkshire): variant spelling of Swales.

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


Similar surnames: Swails, Swales, Smailes, Swires, Walles, Hailes, Ailes, Whiles

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Where is the Swailes family from?

You can see how Swailes families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Swailes family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Swailes families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1911 there were 6 Swailes families living in Quebec. This was about 55% of all the recorded Swailes's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Swailes families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Swailes surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Swailes ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Student was the top reported job for people in the CA named Swailes. 60% of Swailes men worked as a Student.

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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.

Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Student
    60%
  • Labourer
    40%
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Census Records

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Swailes. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Swailes 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 523 immigration records available for the last name Swailes. 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 756 military records available for the last name Swailes. For the veterans among your Swailes ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Swailes lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Swailes life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Swailes in 1950 was 44, and 75 in 2004.

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