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 Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Swingle name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Swingle. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • Sweden


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Swingle Family Origin

Where is the Swingle family from?

Swingle Family Occupations

What did your Swingle ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Swingle occupation in Canada was Farm Servant. 100% of Swingle's were Farm Servants.

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  • Farm Servant


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Swingle ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Swingle Historical Records

What Swingle family records will you find?

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

What is the average Swingle lifespan?

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Swingle

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Swingle ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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