Swales Family History

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Swales Name Meaning

English (Yorkshire): in all probability from the Swale river in Yorkshire. (Reaney and Wilson list a 17th-century example, Swayles, with this origin.) Alternatively, it may be a metronymic from the Old Norse female personal name Svala.

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

Similar surnames: Scales, Sales, Eales, Swailes, Sale, Swadley, Staves, Stakes, Staley

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Swales Family Origin

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Swales Family Occupations

What did your Swales ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Farmer, Hawker and Agricultural Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Swales. The most common Swales occupation in the UK was Farmer. 8% of Swales's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Swales family was Labourer.

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  • Farmer

  • Hawker

  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Labourer


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Swales ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Swales Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 45,000 census records available for the last name Swales. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Swales 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Swales. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Swales. For the veterans among your Swales ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Swales Life Expectancy

What is the average Swales lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Swales life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1979, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Swales in 1961 was 53, and 68 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Swales

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Swales 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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