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The Schwanden 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.

Schwanden Early Origins



The surname Schwanden 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.

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Schwanden Early History


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Schwanden Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Schwanden research. Another 143 words (10 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Schwanden History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Schwanden Spelling Variations


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Schwanden Spelling Variations



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

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Schwanden Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Schwanden Early Notables (pre 1700)



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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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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