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Schwan Name Meaning

German: from Middle High German, Middle Low German swan ‘swan’; a nickname derived for a very clean person or for someone with a long neck, or alternatively a habitational name for someone living at a house distinguished by the sign of a swan. Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name from German Schwan ‘swan’.

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


Similar surnames: Schwab, Schaaf, Schwam, Schoen, Schwanz, Schaal, Schmal, Schorn

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Schwan Family Origin

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Schwan Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    23%
  • Blacksmith

    6%
  • Tailor

    6%
  • Day Laborer

    4%

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In 1880, Farmer, Blacksmith and Tailor were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Schwan. A less common occupation for the Schwan family was Day Laborer. The most common Schwan occupation in the USA was Farmer. 23% of Schwan's were Farmers.

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Schwan Historical Records

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Schwan Life Expectancy

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