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Schwamb Family History

Schwamb Name Meaning

German: metonymic occupational name for a gatherer of mushrooms and other edible fungi from Middle High German swamp ‘mushroom’ (inflected swamb).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Schwam, Schwab, Schraub, Schaab, Schramm, Schaub, Schwarm, Schwan

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Where is the Schwamb family from?

You can see how Schwamb families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Schwamb family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1840 and 1920. The most Schwamb families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there was 1 Schwamb family living in London. This was 100% of all the recorded Schwamb's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Schwamb families in 1891.
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What did your Schwamb ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Secretary were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Schwamb. 35% of Schwamb men worked as a Farmer and 100% of Schwamb women worked as a Secretary. .

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

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Laborer
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Secretary
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Schwamb. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Schwamb census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 295 immigration records available for the last name Schwamb. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 418 military records available for the last name Schwamb. For the veterans among your Schwamb ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Schwamb lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Schwamb life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1994, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Schwamb in 1953 was 45, and 90 in 2004.

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