Swaney Family History

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Swaney Name Meaning

Scottish: probably an occupational name for a servant or retainer. Compare Swain 1.

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


Similar surnames: Swanger, Staley, Draney, Janey, Sanes, Saner, Sandy, Swales, Laney

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Swaney Family Origin

Where is the Swaney family from?

Swaney Family Occupations

What did your Swaney ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Farmer, Labourer and Agricultural Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Swaney. A less common occupation for the Swaney family was Boat Builder. The most common Swaney occupation in the UK was Farmer. 25% of Swaney's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    25%
  • Labourer

    8%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    4%
  • Boat Builder

    4%

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

Swaney Historical Records

What Swaney family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Swaney. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Swaney census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1891 UK census records for Swaney

Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Swaney. 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 Swaney. For the veterans among your Swaney ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Swaney Life Expectancy

What is the average Swaney lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Swaney life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Swaney in 1952 was 33, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Swaney

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Swaney 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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