Swift Family History

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Swift Name Meaning

English: nickname for a rapid runner, from Middle English swift ‘fleet’. Irish: Anglicization (part translation) of Gaelic Ó Fuada (see Foody). Americanized form of some like-sounding Jewish name.

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


Similar surnames: Sweet, Witt, Saint, Stiff, Swart, Wint, Twist, Swick, Gift, Swing

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Swift Family Origin

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Swift Family Occupations

What did your Swift 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 Swift. 2% of Swift men worked as a General Labourer and 53% of Swift women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Swift were Colliery Hewer and Domestic Servant

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
    2%
  • Builders Labourer
    1%
  • Bricklayer
    1%
  • Colliery Hewer
    1%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    53%
  • Housewife
    2%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    2%
  • Domestic Servant
    1%

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

Swift Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 310,000 census records available for the last name Swift. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Swift 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 29,000 immigration records available for the last name Swift. 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 45,000 military records available for the last name Swift. For the veterans among your Swift ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Swift Life Expectancy

What is the average Swift lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Swift life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Swift in 1943 was 43, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Swift

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Swift 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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