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


Spelling variations of this family name include: Swoboda, Svoboda and others.

First found in Bohemia, where the name came from humble beginnings but gained a significant reputation for its contribution to the emerging mediaeval society. It later became more prominent as many branches of the same house acquired distant estates, some in foreign countries, always elevating their social status by their great contributions to society.


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Swoboda research. Another 171 words(12 lines of text) covering the years 1785 and 1873 are included under the topic Early Swoboda History in all our PDF Extended History products.


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


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Swoboda Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century

  • Frank Swoboda, who arrived in Texas in 1850-1906

Swoboda Settlers in the United States in the 20th Century

  • Barbara Swoboda, aged 28, who landed in America from Hyskov, Bohemia, in 1903
  • George Swoboda, aged 42, who landed in America, in 1905
  • Franz Swoboda, aged 33, who emigrated to the United States from Lasin, Hungary, in 1906
  • Anton Swoboda, aged 1, who landed in America from Somogy, Hungary, in 1907
  • Anna Swoboda, aged 35, who emigrated to the United States from Wien, Austria, in 1909


  • Alois P Swoboda (1873-1938), pioneer of American Physical Culture at the turn of the century
  • Ronald Alan "Ron" Swoboda (b. 1944), American former Major League Baseball outfielder
  • Albin Swoboda Jr. (1883-1970), German operatic bass-baritone
  • Rudolf Swoboda (1859-1914), 19th century Austrian painter
  • Albin August Heinrich Emil Swoboda (1836-1901), Austrian operatic tenor, actor, and opera director
  • Hannes Swoboda (b. 1946), Austrian social democratic politician
  • Henry Swoboda (1897-1990), Czech conductor and musicologist
  • Marcus Swoboda, Austrian gold medalist paracanoer


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  10. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
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The Swoboda Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Swoboda 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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