Thuringia, which is located between Hessen and Lower Saxony
in the west and Saxony
in the east, is the noble birthplace of the name Schwartze. It is derived from the low German word "Schwarze," which means "black," or "swarthy."
Early Origins of the Schwartze family
The surname Schwartze was first found in the Thuringian region, where this family name became a prominent contributor to the development of the district from ancient times. Prominent in social affairs, the name became an integral part of that turbulent region as it emerged to form alliances with other families within the Feudal
System. Chronicles trace the use of "Schwarz" as a name as far back as the seventh century, when two brothers, "der schwarze und der weisse Ewald," worked as missionaries in Westphalia.
Early History of the Schwartze family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Schwartze research.Another 256 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1530, 1602, 1621, 1638, 1710, 1801, 1858, and 1867 are included under the topic Early Schwartze History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Schwartze Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Schwartz, Swartz, Schwarz, Schwartze, Schwarte and others.
Early Notables of the Schwartze family (pre 1700)
Notable members of the surname Schwartze in this period were Sibylle Schwarz (1621-1638), daughter of the mayor of Greifswald in Pomerania, who was a much loved poetess... Another 27 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Schwartze Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Schwartze family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Elizabeth Schwartz, who arrived in England
and/or America with her four children in 1709; as did Georg Schwarz with his wife and four children. Two decades later, a wave of Schwartz members began arriving in Philadelphia: Abraham Schwartz in 1727.