Schwarz History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Thuringia, which is located between Hessen and Lower Saxony in the west and Saxony in the east, is the noble birthplace of the name Schwarz. It is derived from the low German word "Schwarze," which means "black," or "swarthy."

Early Origins of the Schwarz family

The surname Schwarz 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 Schwarz family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Schwarz research. Another 158 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1801, 1710, 1858, 1867, 1487, 1487, 1487, 1621, 1638, 1530 and 1602 are included under the topic Early Schwarz History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Schwarz Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Schwartz, Swartz, Schwarz, Schwartze, Schwarte and others.

Early Notables of the Schwarz family (pre 1700)

Notable members of the surname Schwarz in this period were Martin Schwartz (died 1487), Captain of mercenaries, who was chosen leader of the band of two thousand Germans which Margaret, dowager duchess of Burgundy, sent over from the Low Countries to aid Lambert Simnel in 1487. "The little army which Schwartz commanded was joined by a number of Irish under Thomas Fitzgerald (not, as is sometimes stated, the Earl of Kildare). On 8 May Henry VII settled down to await them at Kenilworth. Schwartz and his friends...
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United States Schwarz migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Schwarz Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Hans Ulrich Schwarz, who arrived in Carolina in 1738 [1]
  • Magdalena Schwarz, who landed in New York, NY in 1749 [1]
  • Matthias Schwarz, who arrived in America in 1751 [1]
  • Mattias Schwarz, who landed in America in 1751 [1]
  • Hanss Martin Schwarz, aged 40, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1752 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Schwarz Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Conrad Schwarz, who landed in Baltimore, Maryland in 1803 [1]
  • Georg Schwarz with his wife and four children
  • Ferd Schwarz, who arrived in North America in 1832-1849 [1]
  • Jakob Schwarz, who landed in America in 1833 [1]
  • Mr. Schwarz, who landed in America in 1837 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Canada Schwarz migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Schwarz Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Christen Schwarz, who arrived in Canada in 1754
  • Hans Schwarz, who arrived in Canada in 1754
  • Peter Schwarz, who arrived in Canada in 1754
Schwarz Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Gerhard Schwarz, who landed in Quebec in 1850

Contemporary Notables of the name Schwarz (post 1700) +

  • Gerard Schwarz (b. 1947), prominent American conductor
  • Jacob Theodore Schwarz (1930-2009), American computer scientist and winner of many medals and awards
  • John Henry Schwarz (b. 1941), American theoretical physicist and one of the fathers of string theory
  • Glen A. Schwarz, American politician, Candidate for U.S. Senator from Arkansas, 2004 [2]
  • Frederick Schwarz, American politician, Socialist Labor Candidate for Connecticut State House of Representatives from Hartford, 1906 [2]
  • Emil Schwarz, American Republican politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly from Bronx County 7th District, 1924 [2]
  • Emanuel A. Schwarz, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from New York County 12th District, 1883 [2]
  • Charles Fred Schwarz, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Rensselaer County 1st District, 1912-14 [2]
  • Carl Schwarz, American politician, Delegate to Socialist National Convention from New York, 1960 [2]
  • Anna Schwarz, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Ohio, 1952 [2]
  • ... (Another 29 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Bismarck
  • Kurt Schwarz (1918-1941), German Maschinenobergefreiter who served aboard the German Battleship Bismarck during World War II when it was sunk heading to France; he died in the sinking [3]


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 13) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  3. ^ Bismarck & Tirpitz Class - Crew List Bismarck. (Retrieved 2018, February 06). Retrieved from https://www.bismarck-class.dk/bismarck/crew/bismarck_crew.html#crew_details


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