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Where did the German Schwander family come from? What is the German Schwander family crest and coat of arms? When did the Schwander family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Schwander family history?The Schwander surname comes from the Middle High German word "swand," meaning "to thin out" or "disappear" and was probably given to someone who lived in a clearing or glade.
Spelling variations of this family name include: Schwand, Schwandt, Schwander, Schwandner and many more.
First found in Swabia, where the name became noted for its many branches within the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. In its later history the name became a power unto itself and was elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into this most influential family. The name comes from the Middle High German word "swand," meaning "to thin out" or "disappear" and was probably given to someone who lived in a clearing or glade.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Schwander research. Another 131 words(9 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Schwander History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Schwander Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Schwander Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century
The Schwander Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Schwander Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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