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Gschwandtner History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The Gschwandtner surname comes from the Middle High German word "swand," meaning "to thin out" or "disappear" and was probably given to someone who lived in a clearing or glade.

Early Origins of the Gschwandtner family


The surname Gschwandtner was first found in Swabia, where the name became noted for its many branches within the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. In its later history the name became a power unto itself and was elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into this most influential family. The name comes from the Middle High German word "swand," meaning "to thin out" or "disappear" and was probably given to someone who lived in a clearing or glade.

Early History of the Gschwandtner family


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Gschwandtner Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Schwand, Schwandt, Schwander, Schwandner and many more.

Early Notables of the Gschwandtner family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Gschwandtner family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Friederick Schwander, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1749.

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