Schwaiger History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The German surname Schwaiger originated in the former duchy of Swabia, now the region of Baden-Wurttemberg. The name is derived from the Middle High German word "sweiger," meaning "one who operates a dairy farm." Schwaiger is possibly also related to the Middle High German verb "sweigen," meaning "to make cheese." Alternatively, the name may be connected to the place name "Schwaig," the name of a city in Swabia. It is likely that the first bearers of the name were dairy farmers or residents of the city of Schwaig.
Early Origins of the Schwaiger family
The surname Schwaiger was first found in Wuerzburg, where the earliest recorded bearer of the name, Gottfried von Sweigere, was living in 1203. His son, Konrad Sweigere, is also on record as a resident of Wuerzburg in 1223.
Early History of the Schwaiger family
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Schwaiger Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Schwaiger, Swiger, Schweiger, Sweigere, von Sweigere, Schweier, Swaiger, Swigart, Swigard and many more.
Early Notables of the Schwaiger family (pre 1700)
Notables with the surname Schwaiger during this period were the Schwaigers, a family of goldsmiths working in Swabia from the fifteenth century, Johann Schweiger (1511-1570), a curate...
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Schwaiger migration to the United States +
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Schwaiger Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- George Schwaiger, who arrived in Georgia in 1741 
Schwaiger Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Franz Schwaiger, who landed in North America in 1849 
Schwaiger Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Master O. Schwaiger, who immigrated to the United States, in 1903
- Rosa Schwaiger, aged 23, who immigrated to America from Coburg, Germany, in 1907
- Franziska Schwaiger, aged 24, who landed in America from Nurnberg, Germany, in 1909
- Karolina Schwaiger, aged 47, who settled in America from Bayersiren, Germany, in 1911
- Louise Schwaiger, aged 24, who immigrated to the United States from Pliezhausen, Germany, in 1922
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Contemporary Notables of the name Schwaiger (post 1700) +
- Franz Schwaiger (1918-1944), German Luftwaffe ace with 67 aerial victories, recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross during World War II
- Franz Schwaiger, German fighter pilot and flying ace in the Luftwaffe, during World War II, credited with 48 aerial victories, awarded the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross
- Franz Schwaiger, German fighter pilot and flying ace in the Luftwaffe, during World War II, credited with 67 aerial victories, awarded the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross
- Stefanie Schwaiger (b. 1986), Austrian beach volleyball player
- Doris Schwaiger (b. 1985), Austrian beach volleyball player
Related Stories +
- ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)