Swift Name Meaning

English: nickname for a rapid runner, from Middle English swift ‘fleet’. Irish: Anglicization (part translation) of Gaelic Ó Fuada (see Foody). Americanized form of some like-sounding Jewish name.

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


Similar surnames: Sweet, Witt, Saint, Stiff, Swart, Wint, Twist, Swick, Gift, Swing

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Swift Family Origin

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Swift Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    24%
  • Clerk

    6%
  • Laborer

    5%
  • Going To School

    3%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Swift family was Going To School. The most common Swift occupation in Canada was Farmer. 24% of Swift's were Farmers. Farmer, Clerk and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Swift.

Source: Census data for Swift | Data not to scale

Swift Historical Records

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Swift Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1943 and 2004, Swift life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Swift in 1943 was 43, and 75 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Swift

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