Swem Name Meaning

German: Americanized form of Schwemm, a topographic name from Middle High German swem(me), denoting a deep ford where horses had to swim across, from the Middle High German verb swemmen, causative of swimmen ‘to float or swim’.

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


Similar surnames: Siem, Salm, Siek, Swab, Sohm, Sem, Swim, Swee, Teem, Stemm

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Swem Family Origin

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Swem Family Occupations

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  • Ship Builder

    100%

In 1881, the most common Swem occupation in the UK was Ship Builder. 100% of Swem's were Ship Builders.

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Swem Life Expectancy

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Between 1962 and 2004, Swem life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1997, and highest in 1978. The average life expectancy for Swem in 1962 was 55, and 81 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Swem

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