Swiss Name Meaning

Americanized form of German Schweiss or Schweitz.

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

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Swiss Family Origin

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Swiss Family Occupations

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  • Book Keeper

    11%
  • Elementary School Teacher

    11%
  • Labourer

    11%
  • Police Constable

    11%

In 1881, the most common Swiss occupation in the UK was Book Keeper. 11% of Swiss's were Book Keepers. Book Keeper, Elementary School Teacher and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Swiss. A less common occupation for the Swiss family was Police Constable.

Source: Census data for Swiss | Data not to scale

Swiss Historical Records

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Swiss Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1954 and 2004, Swiss life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1979. The average life expectancy for Swiss in 1954 was 42, and 78 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Swiss

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