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Where did the Scottish Sweene family come from? What is the Scottish Sweene family crest and coat of arms? When did the Sweene family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Sweene family history?The roots of the name Sweene come from the Viking settlers of ancient Scotland. The name was derived from the Old English personal name Swein, which was originally derived from the Old Norse name Sveinn. This was one of the most common Scandinavian names in medieval Britain.
Medieval scribes most often spelled names by the way they sounded. spelling variations, are thus, very common in records dating from that time. Over the years, Sweene has been spelled Swan, Swann, Swanner, Swani, Swayne, Swein, Sweing, Sweyn and many more.
First found in Lanarkshire, from very early times.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Sweene research. Another 393 words(28 lines of text) covering the years 1100, 1214, 1250, 1499, 1521, and 1585 are included under the topic Early Sweene History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Sweene Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Sweene family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 115 words(8 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
The Scottish settlers spread out along the fertile land of the east coast of what would become the United States and Canada. They and many of their children went on to play important roles in the forging of the great nations of the United States and Canada. That heritage has been recovered by many in this century through Clan societies and other Scottish historical organizations. Archival documents indicate that members of the Sweene family relocated to North American shores quite early: Edgar Swan, who landed in Virginia in 1635; Frances Swan, who landed in Barbados in 1670; John Swan, who landed in New Jersey in 1685; another John Swan, who landed in Virginia in 1635.
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 Translation: Fidelity.
The Sweene Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Sweene 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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