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Swinger Name Meaning

English: occupational name perhaps for a fuller who finished cloth by beating it and stretching it on tenters. Middle English swyngere is not independently recorded but it appears to be an agent derivative of Middle English swingen ‘to beat strike punish afflict (something)’. Compare the synonymous Tucker an agent derivative of Middle English tuken ‘to torment beat’. The earliest bearers of the name Swinger were wealthy townsmen. In some instances probably an Americanized form of German and Jewish (Ashkenazic) Schwinger or German Zwinger a nickname from Middle High German zwinger ‘oppressor’.

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


Similar surnames: Swanger, Slinger, Stinger, Singer, Springer, Saenger, Swing, Swigert

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Where is the Swinger family from?

You can see how Swinger families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Swinger family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Swinger families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 6 Swinger families living in Alberta. This was about 86% of all the recorded Swinger's in Canada. Alberta had the highest population of Swinger families in 1911.
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What did your Swinger ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and House Work were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Swinger. 26% of Swinger men worked as a Farmer and 22% of Swinger women worked as a House Work. Some less common occupations for Americans named Swinger were Carpenter and Laborer. .

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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
    26%
  • Laborer
    23%
  • Salesman
    10%
  • Carpenter
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • House Work
    22%
  • Maid
    16%
  • Servant
    16%
  • Laborer
    16%
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Swinger. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Swinger 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 238 immigration records available for the last name Swinger. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Swinger. For the veterans among your Swinger ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Swinger lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Swinger life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Swinger in 1961 was 46, and 67 in 2004.

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