Schwing Family History

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Schwing Name Meaning

German: occupational name for someone whose job was to swingle flax, i.e. to beat the flax with a swingle in order to remove the woody parts of the plant prior to spinning, from Middle German swingen ‘to swing’ or swing ‘swingle’. German: habitational name from any of the places called Schwinge (near Stade and in Pomerania) or Schwingen (Bavaria).

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

Similar surnames: Schwan, Schwinger, Schorn, Schwenk, Schwind, Schilling, Schein

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Schwing Family Origin

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Schwing Family Occupations

What did your Schwing ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Schwing. 9% of Schwing men worked as a Laborer and 21% of Schwing women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Schwing were Salesman and Teacher

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Clerk
  • Farmer
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Clerk
  • Typist
  • Operator
  • Teacher

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

Schwing Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Schwing. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Schwing 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Schwing. 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 Schwing. For the veterans among your Schwing ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Schwing Life Expectancy

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Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Schwing life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Schwing in 1959 was 67, and 58 in 2004.

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