History of Swiss Immigration to Texas
Swiss-Americans by number:
Houston, Texas = 2,226
Dallas, Texas = 1,865
In 2007, the Swiss population in Texas was on
9th place in the US with 37,258 people
Community settled by Swiss immigrants:
The Swiss began immigrating to Texas in 1821. They had several plans to settle large groups, that failed to materialize. The Swiss had little reason to immigrate to Texas. They did come on their own and contributed to the Texas independence. They slowly arrived until 1880. Many settled in north Texas communities. Their careers were farming, ranching, banking, and dairy. There were few Swiss in Texas, however more than other neighboring states.
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Swiss Celebrities born or living in Texas
Renée Kathleen Zellweger was born on April 25, 1969, in Katy, Texas, USA. Her mother, Kjellfrid Irene (Andreassen), is a Norwegian-born former nurse and midwife, of Norwegian, Kven (Finnish), and Swedish descent. Her father, Emil Erich Zellweger, is a Swiss-born engineer from Au, Switzerland.
Swiss People Living in the USA
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