The roots of the German surname Schwiger can be traced back to the former duchy of Swabia, now known as Baden-Wuerttemberg, where the name first emerged. The name means "son of Schwind," which is itself a diminutive of first names, such as Schweibold, Swindbercht, and Schweifer, which are derived from the Old High German "swind," meaning "strong."
The surname Schwiger was 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.
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of this family name include: Schwick, Swick, Schwich, Schwigh, Schwigg, Schwigger, Schwiger, Swigger and many more.
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Bathas Swick, who settled in Philadelphia in 1753; Francis Schwig, who came to Pennsylvania in 1767; Christoph Swick, a Bavarian who sailed from Bremen to New York on the ship Kosmos in 1853.