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SWISS ANCESTRY

Major Swiss immigration to America occured between 1850 and 1914, when thousands of rural residents left their home country to for affordable farmland here.

In the 2000 census, 911,502 people in the U.S. claimed Swiss ancestry.

ePodunk mapped the top communities by percentage of population. The map and the following list show communities in which 1,000 or more people listed an ancestry group, and in which at least 5 percent of those people said they were of Swiss ancestry.

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Community Place type% Swiss
Monroe, INtownship37.5
Berne, INcity29.1
Monticello, WIvillage28.8
New Glarus, WIvillage28.3
Clarno, WItown27.1
Monroe, WItown24.8
Wabash, INtownship24.7
Riley, OHtownship21.6
Jefferson, WItown20.7
New Glarus, WItown20.5
Paint, OHtownship19.9
Sugar Creek, OHtownship19.3
Clay, INtownship19.0
Monroe, WIcity18.9
Pandora, OHvillage18.9
Sugar Creek, OHtownship18.4
Berlin, OHtownship18.2
Auburn, OHtownship18.2
Wiota, WItown17.9
Argyle, WIvillage17.8
Walnut Creek, OHtownship17.8
Sugarcreek, OHvillage17.3
Spring Grove, WItown16.8
Monroe, OHtownship16.8
Paint, OHtownship16.8
Cadiz, WItown16.3
Exeter, WItown16.0
Menno, PAtownship15.0
Clark, OHtownship14.7
Earl, PAtownship14.6
Montrose, WItown13.4
Bucks, OHtownship12.7
Eden, INtownship12.7
Decatur, WItown12.6
Brooklyn, WItown12.5
Scott, INtownship11.9
Leacock, PAtownship11.9
Brickerville, PApopulated place11.5
Albany, WIvillage11.5
Richland, OHtownship11.5
Belleville, WIvillage11.3
Blanchardville, WIvillage11.2
Clay, PAtownship11.1
Salt Creek, OHtownship11.0
Wayne, OHtownship10.9
Newbury, INtownship10.6
Clinton, INtownship10.5
West Earl, PAtownship10.3
Dalton, OHvillage10.3
Alma, WIcity10.1
Bluffton, OHvillage10.0
Orange, OHtownship9.6
Elk Lick, PAtownship9.5
Harrison, INtownship9.4
Smithville, OHvillage9.2
York, OHtownship9.1
Sabetha, KScity9.1
Lancaster, INtownship9.1
Oneco, ILtownship9.1
Middlefield, OHtownship9.0
Salt Creek, OHtownship8.9
Green, OHtownship8.8
Olive, INtownship8.8
Union, PAtownship8.7
Brodhead, WIcity8.6
Darlington, WItown8.6
Van Buren, INtownship8.5
Chapman, PAtownship8.5
Middlebury, INtownship8.5
Baughman, OHtownship8.5
Terre Hill, PAborough8.2
Elizabeth, PAtownship8.1
Geneva, INtown8.1
East Union, OHtownship8.0
Caernarvon, PAtownship8.0
Benton, INtownship8.0
Butler, OHtownship7.9
Johnson, WItown7.8
Waddams, ILtownship7.7
Harrison, INtownship7.6
Blue Mounds, WItown7.6
Brecknock, PAtownship7.6
Goshen, OHtownship7.5
Orrville, OHcity7.5
Mesopotamia, OHtownship7.5
Locke, INtownship7.4
Knox, OHtownship7.3
Bearcreek, INtownship7.2
Prairie, OHtownship7.2
Montpelier, IDcity7.1
Fountain City, WIcity6.9
Clearspring, INtownship6.9
Santa Clara, UTcity6.9
Milton, OHtownship6.9
Roanoke, ILvillage6.9
East Earl, PAtownship6.9
Midway, UTcity6.8
Bourbon, ILtownship6.8
Montgomery, ILtownship6.8
Mount Joy, PAtownship6.8
North Newton, KScity6.8
German, OHtownship6.7
Mound, KStownship6.7
Archbold, OHvillage6.7
Gridley, ILvillage6.7
Mechanic, OHtownship6.7
Magnolia, WItown6.6
Evansville, WIcity6.6
Nottawa, MItownship6.6
Highland, ILcity6.5
Enterprise, UTcity6.5
Wakarusa, INtown6.5
Parkman, OHtownship6.4
Colby, WItown6.4
Helvetia, ILtownship6.4
Middlebury, INtown6.3
Dover, OHtownship6.3
Roanoke, ILtownship6.3
Akron, PAborough6.2
Chester, OHtownship6.2
Franklin, OHtownship6.1
Hardy, OHtownship6.1
Rock Run, ILtownship6.1
Bethel, PAtownship6.1
Ferndale, CAcity6.0
Springdale, WItown6.0
Jefferson, INtownship6.0
West Liberty, OHvillage5.9
Bluffton, INcity5.9
Wayne, OHtownship5.9
Elkhart, INtownship5.9
Pigeon Grove, ILtownship5.9
South Newton, PAtownship5.9
Marion, PAtownship5.8
Lee, OHtownship5.8
Prairie, INtownship5.8
Goshen, INcity5.8
Emma, KStownship5.6
Potter , NYtown5.6
Milan, INtownship5.6
Strasburg, PAtownship5.6
Starkey, NYtown5.6
Knox, OHtownship5.5
Verona, WItown5.5
Barrington, NYtown5.5
Ridgway, PAtownship5.5
Strasburg, OHvillage5.5
Perry, PAtownship5.5
Vermont, WItown5.5
Cruger, ILtownship5.5
Upper Leacock, PAtownship5.4
Barneveld, WIvillage5.4
Jordan, ILtownship5.3
Brigham, WItown5.3
Newton, KStownship5.3
Olio, ILtownship5.3
Union, INtownship5.3
Eureka, ILcity5.3
Sugar Creek, OHtownship5.3
Providence, UTcity5.2
Walker, PAtownship5.2
Darlington, WIcity5.2
Washington, INtownship5.2
Hesston, KScity5.2
Sadsbury, PAtownship5.1
Beach City, OHvillage5.0
Danvers, ILtownship5.0
Millcreek, PAtownship5.0

Sources: 2000 Census, U.S. Census Bureau; Harvard Encyclopedia of American Ethnic Groups, ed. Stephan Thernstrom; Ancestry: 2000, U.S. Census Bureau (June 2004); ePodunk

Mapping by Daniel Shorter


-- October 2005

Other Swiss Ancestry resources:

· Switzerland databases
· Switzerland Genealogy Forum
· Immigration & ship records

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