Swinton Family History

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Swinton Name Meaning

English and Scottish: habitational name from any of various places, for example in Lancashire and North and South Yorkshire, so named from Old English swin ‘pig’, ‘wild boar’ + tun ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’.

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


Similar surnames: Winton, Swanton, Sinton, Stinton, Wilton, Linton, Stanton, Shipton

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Swinton Family Origin

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Swinton Family Occupations

What did your Swinton ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Railway Porter and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Swinton. 50% of Swinton men worked as a Railway Porter and 76% of Swinton women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Swinton were General Labourer and Housekeeper

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Railway Porter
    50%
  • General Labourer
    50%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    76%
  • Private Means
    8%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    4%
  • Housekeeper
    3%

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

Swinton Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 22,000 census records available for the last name Swinton. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Swinton 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Swinton. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Swinton. For the veterans among your Swinton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Swinton Life Expectancy

What is the average Swinton lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Swinton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 1962. The average life expectancy for Swinton in 1941 was 52, and 65 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Swinton

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Swinton 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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