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Swiss Family History

Swiss Name Meaning
Americanized form of German Schweiss or Schweitz.

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

18,720 Historical Documents with Swiss on Ancestry
3,074 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
8,020 Military Records
1,094 Immigration Records
3,968 Census and Voter Lists
2,564 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Swiss Families

  • Number of Swiss families
     11 - 20
     4 - 10
     1 - 3
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Swiss families
     4 - 6
     2 - 3
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Swiss census records

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Census records can tell you little-known facts about your ancestors such as birthplace, occupation and value of personal estate.

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Swiss Family Origin

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The information for this chart came from the U.S. Immigration Collection at Ancestry. You can find out where the majority of the Swiss families were living before they immigrated to the U.S and learn where to focus your search for foreign records.

Immigration records can tell you an ancestor's name, ship name, port of departure, port of arrival, and destination.

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Swiss Emigration Information (US)

from the New York Passenger Lists

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You can find out when most of the Swiss families immigrated to the United States. You can focus your search to emigration records dating from that era.

Emigration records can tell you an ancestor's name, ship name, port of departure, port of arrival and destination.

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Swiss Family Occupations

from 1881 UK Census Data

Swiss census records

Census records can offer a lot of little known facts about your Swiss ancestors, such as occupation.

Occupation can tell you about your ancestors' social status and economic status.

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Military Service by Swiss

Did the Swisses fight in a war? Military records can tell you a lot about your ancestors including birthplace, occupation and even physical descriptions.

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