Swing Name Meaning

Probably an Americanized spelling of German Schwing or Zwing, from Middle High German zwinc ‘legal district’, hence possibly a metonymic occupational name for a district administrator.

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


Similar surnames: Swink, Smink, Sing, Kring, Suing, Swint, Swango, Sang, Schwing, Wang

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Swing Family Origin

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Swing Family Occupations

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  • Engine Fitter

    20%
  • Independent

    20%
  • Master Joiner

    20%
  • Publican

    20%

In 1881, the most common Swing occupation in the UK was Engine Fitter. 20% of Swing's were Engine Fitters. Engine Fitter, Independent and Master Joiner were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Swing. A less common occupation for the Swing family was Publican.

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Swing Historical Records

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Swing Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1954 and 2004, Swing life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Swing in 1954 was 46, and 75 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Swing

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