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Svab Name Meaning

Czech and Slovak (Šváb); Rusyn (from Slovakia; mainly Švab); Slovenian and Croatian (Švab): ethnic name for a colonist from Swabia or for any German speaker (see Schwab ) but also used as a nickname meaning ‘cockroach’ (Czech and Slovak šváb Slovenian švab from German Schwabe literary ‘Swabian’ itself modified from Schabe ‘cockroach’). Compare Schwab 2 and Swab

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


Similar surnames: Swab, Saab, Shan, Say, Shah, Sa, Swan, Sas, Shaw, Saad

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Where is the Svab family from?

You can see how Svab families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Svab family name was found in the USA between 1880 and 1920. The most Svab families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 2 Svab families living in Nebraska. This was 100% of all the recorded Svab's in USA. Nebraska had the highest population of Svab families in 1880.
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What did your Svab ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer was the top reported job for people in the USA named Svab. 100% of Svab men worked as a Laborer. .

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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

  • Laborer
    100%
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Census Records

There are 544 census records available for the last name Svab. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Svab 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 412 immigration records available for the last name Svab. 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 78 military records available for the last name Svab. For the veterans among your Svab ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Svab lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2003, in the United States, Svab life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2000, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Svab in 1945 was 29, and 79 in 2003.

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