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The name Schwager is generally thought to be derived from the Middle High German word "swaere" meaning "grieved" or "sad," suggesting one who was grieved or saddened. Schwager may have originated as a nickname, derived from a physical characteristic or personal attribute of the initial bearer. In some cases, the Schwager name may have also been derived from the German word "schwer" meaning "father-in-law" or "schwager" meaning "brother-in-law."

Schwager Early Origins



The surname Schwager was first found in Germany, where Chunrat der Swaere was recorded in Bavaria in 1225 and Hentze Sweher in Rohrbach in Hesse in 1366. There is reference to one Christoph Schweher in 1565 from Budweis, and G. Magnus Schweyher in 1719 from Nuremberg.

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Schwager Spelling Variations


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Schwager Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Schwäher, Schwähr, Schweher, Schweyer, Schweyher, Schwerer, Schwaeher, Schwier, Swieger, Schwägerl, Schwager, Swager, Schwertfeger and many more.

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Schwager Early History


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Schwager Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Schwager research. Another 196 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1772 and 1820 are included under the topic Early Schwager History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Schwager Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Schwager Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 24 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Schwager 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Schwager Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Johan Peter Schwager, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1743

Schwager Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Bernhrad Schwager, who was naturalized in Phildelphia in 1805
  • Bernhd Schwager, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1805
  • Moritz Schwager, who arrived in North America in 1832-1849
  • Peter Schwager, aged 25, landed in New York, NY in 1849

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Contemporary Notables of the name Schwager (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Schwager (post 1700)



  • Mark Schwager, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Rhode Island, 2004
  • Linda H. Schwager, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Mayor of Oakland, New Jersey, 2007

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
    2. Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Deutches Namenbuch. Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp, 1928. Print.
    3. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München, Battenberg: 1975. Print.
    4. Bahlow, Hans. Abhandlungen zur Namenforschung und Buchgeschichte. 1980. Print. (ISBN 978-3768690522).
    5. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
    6. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    7. Bahlow, Hans (Edda Gentry trns). Dictionary of German Names . Madison, Wisconsin: Max Kade Institute, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-924119-35-7).
    8. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
    9. 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).
    10. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
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    The Schwager Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Schwager 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 3 November 2015 at 09:13.

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