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Schwab Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): regional name for someone from Swabia (German Schwaben), from Middle High German Swap, German Schwabe ‘Swabian’. The region takes its name from a Germanic tribe recorded from the 1st century bc in the Latin form Suebi or Suevi, of uncertain origin; it was an independent duchy from the 10th century until 1313, when the territory was broken up.

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


Similar surnames: Schwan, Schaab, Schwam, Schwamb, Schraub, Swab, Schwed, Schwer

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Schwab Family Origin

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Schwab Family Occupations

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  • Pork Butcher

    29%
  • Bakers Servant

    14%
  • Laborer

    14%
  • Nurse (Sub Med Serv)

    14%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Schwab family was Nurse (Sub Med Serv). The most common Schwab occupation in the UK was Pork Butcher. 29% of Schwab's were Pork Butchers. Pork Butcher, Bakers Servant and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Schwab.

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