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Where did the German Schwindt family come from? What is the German Schwindt family crest and coat of arms? When did the Schwindt family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Schwindt family history?

The name Schwindt is derived from the Middle High German word "swinde," meaning "impetuous," or "fierce." It was probably a nickname of the person who came to be the first bearer of Schwindt as a surname.

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Spelling variations of this family name include: Schwindt, Schwind, Schwinde, Schwindl,Swind, Swinde, Swindel and many more.

First found in Upper Germany. Early records of the name include Conrad Swinde of Grunberg in Hesse in 1362, and Nicolaus Swindel in Mies in 1364.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Schwindt research. Another 118 words(8 lines of text) covering the years 1792, 1855, and 1863 are included under the topic Early Schwindt History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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More information is included under the topic Early Schwindt Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Schwindt Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century


  • Johannis Schwindt, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1743

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  • David Schwindt, American landscape painter


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The Schwindt Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Schwindt 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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