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The ancient roots of the Schwabe family are found in the German state of Bavaria. Schwabe was a local name, for someone who lived in Swabia, a medieval dukedom that was in southwestern Germany. This is a regional name for a person who was form Swabia having derived from the Germanic word Schwaben, which means Swabian and is derived from the name of the Germanic tribe that inhabited this region. The Latin form of the tribal name is Suebi or Suevi.

Schwabe Early Origins



The surname Schwabe was first found in Franconia and later Mecklenburg, where the name became prominent as many branches of the same house acquired distant estates, some in foreign countries such as Austria. They were always elevating their social status by intermarriage and by their great contributions to society. The name Schwab has been traced to Mecklenburg as early as 1298, when Ulrich Schwab, the first Count of Nemerow, lived. Chronicles also mention Christian Schwabel in Franconia in 1414.

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Schwabe Spelling Variations


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Schwabe Spelling Variations



Many cultural groups lived in the German states in medieval times. Each had its own dialect and traditions, and unique variations of popular names. Low German, which is similar to contemporary Dutch, was spoken in Westphalia. German names are characterized by additions such as regional suffixes and phrases that tell something about the origin or background of its original bearer. Further contributing to the variation in German names was the fact that there were no spelling rules in medieval times: scribes recorded names according to their sound. The recorded spelling variations of Schwabe include Schwab, Schwabe, Schwabel, Schwebel, Swab and others.

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Schwabe Early History


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Schwabe Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Schwabe research. Another 292 words (21 lines of text) covering the years 1540, 1575, 1615, 1645, 1714, 1784, 1810, and 1840 are included under the topic Early Schwabe History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Schwabe Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Schwabe Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 39 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Schwabe Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



German settlers were among the most common to come to North America between the mid-17th and mid-20th centuries. Poverty and religious persecution drove many Bavarians to make this long trek. tenant farmers were also enticed by the prospect of owning land. From east to west, these German immigrants populated the United States, settling in Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California. Ontario and the prairie provinces of Canada also provided homes to many. Early settlers bearing the Schwabe surname or a spelling variation of the name include:

Schwabe Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Christoffer Schwabe, who arrived in North America in 1832-1849
  • Ferdin Schwabe, aged 30, landed in New York, NY in 1847
  • Agnes Schwabe, aged 23, arrived in New York, NY in 1847
  • Julius Schwabe, aged 22, arrived in New York, NY in 1854

Schwabe Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • August Schwabe, aged 29, landed in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1902
  • Magdalena Schwabe, aged 25, landed in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1902
  • Reinhold Schwabe, who arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1902

Schwabe Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • C. Schwabe arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Posthumous" in 1849

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Contemporary Notables of the name Schwabe (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Schwabe (post 1700)



  • Max Schwabe (1905-1983), American Republican politician, U.S. Representative from Missouri 2nd District, 1943-49; Defeated, 1948, 1950; Delegate to Republican National Convention from Missouri, 1972
  • J. R. C. Schwabe, American Republican politician, Chair of Boone County Republican Party, 1943
  • George Blaine Schwabe (1886-1952), American Republican politician, Member of Oklahoma State House of Representatives, 1918-22; Speaker of the Oklahoma State House of Representatives, 1921-22
  • Carlos Schwabe (1877-1926), Swiss-German painter
  • Samuel Heinrich Schwabe (1789-1875), German astronomer
  • Rudolph Schwabe (b. 1885), distinguished English draughtsman and theatrical designer

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
    2. Garland, Mary and Henry Garland Editions. Oxford Companion To German Literature 3rd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0198158963).
    3. Jones, George F. The Germans of Colonial Georgia 1733-1783 Revised edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0806311614).
    4. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    5. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
    6. Steed, Henry Wickham . The Hapsburg Monarchy. London: Constable and Company, 1919. Print.
    7. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
    8. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    9. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
    10. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München, Battenberg: 1975. Print.
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    The Schwabe Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Schwabe 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.

    This page was last modified on 19 June 2016 at 18:14.

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