Swaby Family History

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Swaby Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place in Lincolnshire, so called from the Old Norse ethnic byname Sváfi ‘Swabian’ (see Schwab) + Old Norse býr ‘farm’, ‘settlement’. Americanized spelling of German Schwabe.

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

Similar surnames: Saxby, Selby, Swab, Way, Aaby, Swan, Sorby, Raby, Say, Smeby

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Swaby Family Origin

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Swaby Family Occupations

What did your Swaby ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Swaby. 4% of Swaby men worked as a General Labourer and 58% of Swaby women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Swaby were Carpenter joiner and Housekeeper

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Builders Labourer
  • Farm Labourer
  • Carpenter joiner

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Domestic Servant
  • Incapacitated
  • Housekeeper

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

Swaby Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 16,000 census records available for the last name Swaby. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Swaby 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 Swaby. 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 693 military records available for the last name Swaby. For the veterans among your Swaby ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Swaby Life Expectancy

What is the average Swaby lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Swaby life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1983. The average life expectancy for Swaby in 1961 was 41, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Swaby

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Swaby 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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