Schwam Family History

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Schwam Name Meaning

Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name from German Schwamm ‘sponge’ or ‘mushroom’. Variant of German Schwamm, a metonymic occupational name for a gatherer of edible fungi (see Schwamb).

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


Similar surnames: Schwamb, Schwan, Schwab, Schwed, Schwarm, Schaaf, Schaal, Schram

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Schwam Family Origin

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Schwam Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    25%
  • Laborer

    25%
  • Salesman

    25%
  • Traveling Agt.

    25%

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In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Salesman were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Schwam. The most common Schwam occupation in the USA was Farmer. 25% of Schwam's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Schwam family was Traveling Agt..

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Schwam Historical Records

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Schwam Life Expectancy

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