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Where did the German Zwanziger family come from? What is the German Zwanziger family crest and coat of arms? When did the Zwanziger family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Zwanziger family history?The name Zwanziger comes from Bavaria, a duchy in medieval Germany. It is a nickname surname. German nicknames came from eke-names, or added names, that described characteristics of the people who originally carried them. Zwanziger is a name for a graceful person. The name Zwanziger is derived from the German word zwanen, which means a swan. There are also numerous places of this name in Germany because the swan symbolizes poetry, which was particularly popular during the Middle Ages.
One can encounter great variation in the spelling of surnames: in early times, spelling in general, and thus the spelling of names was not yet standardized; and later, spellings would change with branching and movement of families. Variations of the name Zwanziger include Zwanziger, Zwansiger, Zwanzger, Zwenziger, Zwenzger, Zwaenziger, Zwaenzger, Zwansigen, Zwanzigel, Zwanzigele, Zwenzigen, Zwenzigel, Zwenzigele, Zwaenzigen, Zwaenzigel and many more.
First found in Bavaria, where the name Zwanziger was closely identified in early mediaeval times with the feudal society that would eventually shape the course of European history. The name would later emerge as a noble family with great influence, having many distinguished branches, and become noted for its involvement in social, economic and political affairs.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Zwanziger research. Another 152 words(11 lines of text) covering the year 1784 is included under the topic Early Zwanziger History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Zwanziger Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Thousands of German settlers came to North America between the mid-17th and mid-20th centuries. The hardships of the long voyage were balanced by the opportunity to escape poverty and religious persecution. The descendents of these settlers still populate the states of Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California. Many also live in Ontario and the prairie provinces of Canada. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Zwanziger or a variant listed above:
Zwanziger Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century
The Zwanziger Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Zwanziger 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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