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Where did the German Swickard family come from? What is the German Swickard family crest and coat of arms? When did the Swickard family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Swickard family history?The roots of the German surname Swickard can be traced back to the former duchy of Swabia, now known as Baden-Wuerttemberg, where the name first emerged. The name is derived from the Lower Saxony personal name "swindger," which referred to a "skillful spear fighter."
Spelling variations of this family name include: Schwickardt, Schweickert, Schweickhardt, Schweicker, Swickard, Schweickel 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 Swickard research. Another 171 words(12 lines of text) covering the years 1302, 1358, 1468, 1500, 1600, 1746, 1790, and 1797 are included under the topic Early Swickard History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 45 words(3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Swickard Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Hans Philipp Schweickhardt, who arrived at Philadelphia in 1727; Jacob Schweickard, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1741; Abraham Schweickart, who came to Philadelphia in 1749.
The Swickard Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Swickard 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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