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Thuringia, which is located between Hessen and Lower Saxony
in the west and Saxony
in the east, is the noble birthplace of the name Schwartz. It is derived from the low German word "Schwarze," which means "black," or "swarthy."
The surname Schwartz was first found in the Thuringian region, where this family name became a prominent contributor to the development of the district from ancient times. Prominent in social affairs, the name became an integral part of that turbulent region as it emerged to form alliances with other families within the Feudal
System. Chronicles trace the use of "Schwarz" as a name as far back as the seventh century, when two brothers, "der schwarze und der weisse Ewald," worked as missionaries in Westphalia.
Spelling variations of this family name include: Schwartz, Swartz, Schwarz, Schwartze, Schwarte and others.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Schwartz research. Another 256 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1530, 1602, 1621, 1638, 1710, 1801, 1858, and 1867 are included under the topic Early Schwartz History in all our PDF Extended History products
Another 53 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Schwartz Notables in all our PDF Extended History products
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Schwartz Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Elizabeth Schwartz, who arrived in America with her four children in 1709
- Jacob Schwartz, who landed in New York in 1709
- Abraham Schwartz went to Philadelphia in 1727
- Abraham Schwartz, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1727
- Andreas Schwartz, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1727
Schwartz Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- William Schwartz, aged 18, landed in New York in 1805
- Christian Schwartz, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1823
- Johannes Schwartz, who landed in North America in 1832-1849
- Theodore Schwartz, aged 26, arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1836
- Jos Schwartz, who arrived in America in 1844
Schwartz Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
- Otho William Schwartz, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1749
- Sophia Schwartz, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1757
- Margereta Schwartz, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1757
Schwartz Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
- Johan Schwartz, who arrived in Manitoba in 1874
Schwartz Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- H. Schwartz, aged 27, a farmer, arrived in South Australia in 1848 aboard the ship "Alfred"
Schwartz Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- George Schwartz arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Lanarkshire" in 1878
- B Schwartz, American passenger from USA, who flew aboard American Airlines Flight 191 and died in the crash on May 25, 1979
- M Schwartz, American passenger from USA, who flew aboard American Airlines Flight 191 and died in the crash on May 25, 1979
- Frederic David Schwartz (1951-2014), American architect, author, and city planner whose work includes "Empty Sky" and the New Jersey 9-11 Memorial, awarded the Rome Prize (1985)
- Anna Jacobson Schwartz (1915-2012), American economist at the National Bureau of Economic Research, New York City
- Bernard Schwartz (1925-2010), original name of Tony Curtis, American Academy Award nominated, two-time Golden Globe Award winning comedic film actor
- Sherwood Charles Schwartz (1916-2011), American television producer and creator of the television series Gilligan's Island on CBS and The Brady Bunch on ABC
- Lloyd Schwartz (b. 1941), American journalist who was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Criticism in 1994 for his work with The Boston Phoenix
- Arthur Schwartz (1900-1984), American composer
- Delmore Schwartz (1913-1966), American poet and critic, regarded as one of the most gifted writers of his generation
- Stephen Schwartz (b. 1948), American composer and lyricist
- The Descendants of Samuel Aaron Schwartz of Monroe County, Ohio by Miriam K. Berlekamp Franhauser.
- The Schwartz Family of ElPaso: the Story of a Pioneer Jewish Family in the Southwest by Floyd S. Fierman.
- Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
- Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
- Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
- Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
- Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
- Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Hopeful Journeys German Immigration, Settlement, and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
- Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
- Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2000. Print. (ISBN 978-0806303024).
- Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
- Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
The Schwartz Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Schwartz 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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