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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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    Other References

    1. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2000. Print. (ISBN 978-0806303024).
    2. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
    3. Bahlow, Hans (Edda Gentry trns). Dictionary of German Names . Madison, Wisconsin: Max Kade Institute, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-924119-35-7).
    4. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    5. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
    6. Neubecker, Ottfried. Wappen-Bilder-Lexikon der bürgerlichen Geschlechter Deutschlands, Oesterreichs und der Schweiz. Battenberg, München: 1985. Print.
    7. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    8. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    9. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
    10. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. 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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