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Swing Family History

Swing Name Meaning

Probably an Americanized spelling of German Schwing or Zwing, from Middle High German zwinc ‘legal district’, hence possibly a metonymic occupational name for a district administrator.

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


Similar surnames: Swink, Smink, Sing, Kring, Suing, Swint, Swango, Sang, Schwing, Wang

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Where is the Swing family from?

You can see how Swing families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Swing family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Swing families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 25 Swing families living in Ontario. This was about 61% of all the recorded Swing's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Swing families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Swing surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Swing ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Swing. 67% of Swing 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.

Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
    67%
  • Mechanic
    17%
  • Labourer
    17%
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Census Records

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Swing. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Swing 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Swing. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Swing. For the veterans among your Swing ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Swing lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Swing life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Swing in 1954 was 46, and 75 in 2004.

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