Swingle Family History

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Swingle Name Meaning

English: metonymic occupational name for a worker in the linen or hemp industry, from Middle English swingle ‘swingle’, a wooden implement used for beating flax or hemp (Middle Dutch swinghel, from the verb ‘to swing’). Possibly an Americanized spelling of German Zwingel, a topographic name from Middle High German zwingel ‘citadel’.

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

Similar surnames: Swingler, Single, Swindle, Dingle, Swingley, Swing, Singler, Spindle

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Swingle Family Origin

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Swingle Family Occupations

What did your Swingle ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Swingle.

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Swingle Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 13,000 census records available for the last name Swingle. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Swingle census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 583 immigration records available for the last name Swingle. 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 Card

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Swingle. For the veterans among your Swingle ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Swingle Life Expectancy

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Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Swingle life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1963. The average life expectancy for Swingle in 1953 was 70, and 73 in 2004.

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