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

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  • Farmer

    45%
  • Laborer

    11%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Carpenter

    5%

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In 1880, a less common occupation for the Swab family was Carpenter. The most common Swab occupation in the USA was Farmer. 45% of Swab's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Swab.

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Swab Historical Records

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Swab Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1960 and 2004, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Swab

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