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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 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 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 Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Schwanden Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Schwanden 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 or some of its variants were: Friederick Schwander, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1749.

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    2. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
    3. Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Deutches Namenbuch. Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp, 1928. Print.
    4. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
    5. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
    6. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    7. Strassburger, Ralph B. Pennsylvania German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    8. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
    9. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
    10. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
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    The Schwanden Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Schwanden 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 4 March 2014 at 13:29.

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