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Where did the English Swaby family come from? What is the English Swaby family crest and coat of arms? When did the Swaby family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Swaby family history?The name Swaby reached England in the great wave of migration following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Swaby family lived in Lincolnshire, at the village of Suabi.
Before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Sound was what guided spelling in the Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Swaby family name include Swaby, Swabey, Swabie, Swabee, Swebie, Swebe and many more.
First found in Lincolnshire where they held a family seat. The Domesday Book lists the village Swaby in Lincolnshire as being held by Earl Hugh of Chester, the original name of the village being Suabi. It was customary for the second son of the Lord to take the name of the Manor. The Manor and village consisted of 6 mills. There was also a family from Swabia that arrived in Britain in the 16th century, when George Swebe or Sweey settled in Lambeth, Surrey.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Swaby research. Another 230 words(16 lines of text) covering the year 1584 is included under the topic Early Swaby History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Swaby Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
To escape the political and religious chaos of this era, thousands of English families began to migrate to the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. The passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe; however, those who made the voyage safely were encountered opportunities that were not available to them in their homeland. Many of the families that reached the New World at this time went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of the United States and Canada. Research into various historical records has revealed some of first members of the Swaby family to immigrate North America:
Swaby Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Vera Tropae Fides
Motto Translation: Faith is our true trophy.
The Swaby Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Swaby 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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