Swanson Family History

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Swanson Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of Swedish Svensson or Danish and Norwegian Svensen (see Svendsen). Scottish and northern English: patronymic from the personal name Swan.

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

Similar surnames: Swenson, Swansen, Swanston, Svenson, Swanton, Swinson, Watson, Janson

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Swanson Family Origin

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Swanson Family Occupations

What did your Swanson ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Swanson occupation in the UK was Farmer. 9% of Swanson's were Farmers. Farmer, Labourer and Shoemaker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Swanson. A less common occupation for the Swanson family was Annuitant.

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  • Farmer

  • Labourer

  • Shoemaker

  • Annuitant


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

Swanson Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Swanson. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Swanson 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Swanson. 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 Swanson. For the veterans among your Swanson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Swanson Life Expectancy

What is the average Swanson lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Swanson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1941, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Swanson in 1941 was 40, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Swanson

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Swanson 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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