Swab Family History

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Swab Name Meaning

Altered spelling of Dutch Swaab, a regional name for someone from Swabia, or the German cognate Schwab. American form of Slovenian Švab, ethnic name for a colonist from Swabia, or any German speaker (see German Schwab). In the Balkans, this was a generic term for a German speaker.

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


Similar surnames: Swaby, Swan, Sas, Star, Saal, Way, Shad, Grab, Baab, Salb

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Swab Family Origin

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Swab Family Occupations

What did your Swab ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Swab. 20% of Swab men worked as a Laborer and 16% of Swab women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Swab were Carpenter and Clerk

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    20%
  • Farmer
    18%
  • Salesman
    10%
  • Carpenter
    10%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
    16%
  • Waitress
    16%
  • School Teacher
    12%
  • Clerk
    12%

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

Swab Historical Records

What Swab family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Swab. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Swab 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 475 immigration records available for the last name Swab. 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 Swab. For the veterans among your Swab ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Swab Life Expectancy

What is the average Swab lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Swab life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Swab in 1960 was 36, and 85 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Swab

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Swab ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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