Schwanke Family History

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Schwanke Name Meaning

North German: from a short form of the personal name Swaneke, a pet form of Swane, from a Germanic compound name formed with swana ‘swan’ as the first element.

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

Similar surnames: Schwake, Schalk, Schwaner, Schwantes, Schuelke, Schwan, Schanke

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Schwanke Family Origin

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Schwanke Family Occupations

What did your Schwanke ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, farmer, Farming and Blacksmith R.R. were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Schwanke. The most common Schwanke occupation in the USA was Farmer. 67% of Schwanke's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Schwanke family was Dealer In Coal.

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  • Farmer

  • Farming

  • Blacksmith R.R.

  • Dealer In Coal


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Schwanke Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Schwanke. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Schwanke census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 914 immigration records available for the last name Schwanke. 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 Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Schwanke. For the veterans among your Schwanke ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Schwanke Life Expectancy

What is the average Schwanke lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Schwanke life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Schwanke in 1945 was 24, and 68 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Schwanke

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