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Where did the German Schwigart family come from? What is the German Schwigart family crest and coat of arms? When did the Schwigart family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Schwigart family history?The roots of the German surname Schwigart can be traced back to the former duchy of Swabia, now known as Baden-Wuerttemberg, where the name first emerged. The name means "son of Schwind," which is itself a diminutive of first names, such as Schweibold, Swindbercht, and Schweifer, which are derived from the Old High German "swind," meaning "strong."
Spelling variations of this family name include: Schwick, Swick, Schwich, Schwigh, Schwigg, Schwigger, Schwiger, Swigger and many more.
First found in the foothills of the northern Swiss mountains, in the town of Konstanz, where Heinrich Swigger, the earliest recorded bearer of the name, was living in 1255.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Schwigart research. Another 160 words(11 lines of text) covering the years 1302, 1358, 1468, and 1600 are included under the topic Early Schwigart History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Schwigart Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Bathas Swick, who settled in Philadelphia in 1753; Francis Schwig, who came to Pennsylvania in 1767; Christoph Swick, a Bavarian who sailed from Bremen to New York on the ship Kosmos in 1853.
The Schwigart Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Schwigart 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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