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The Schwandt 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.

Schwandt Early Origins



The surname Schwandt 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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Schwandt Spelling Variations


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Schwandt Spelling Variations



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

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Schwandt Early History


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Schwandt Early History



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

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Schwandt Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Schwandt 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 were:

Schwandt Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Bertha Schwandt, aged 27, who landed in America from Sternheim, in 1892
  • Georg Schwandt, aged 30, who settled in America, in 1892
  • Minna Schwandt, aged 16, who landed in America from Berlin, in 1893
  • Auguste Schwandt, aged 40, who emigrated to the United States from Langenfahr, in 1893

Schwandt Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Ottilia Schwandt, aged 32, who emigrated to the United States from Berlin, in 1900
  • Yohann Schwandt, aged 38, who emigrated to the United States from Natalien, in 1903
  • Emma Schwandt, aged 25, who landed in America from Berlin, in 1903
  • Elen Schwandt, aged 21, who settled in America from Hamm, Germany, in 1905
  • Gerhard Schwandt, aged 4, who emigrated to the United States from Berlin, German, in 1910
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Schwandt (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Schwandt (post 1700)



  • Julius F. Schwandt, American politician, Mayor of New Braunfels, Texas, 1953-55
  • Fred Schwandt, American politician, Member of South Dakota State House of Representatives 32nd District, 1933-34
  • Dick Schwandt, American Democrat politician, Candidate for South Dakota State Senate 4th District, 2010
  • Stephen Schwandt, American author
  • Hartmut Schwandt, American computer scientist

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
    2. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
    3. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
    4. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    5. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
    6. 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).
    7. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    8. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    9. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    10. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
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    The Schwandt Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Schwandt 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.

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