Lower Saxony in the west and Saxony in the east, is the noble birthplace of the name Schwarzenegger. It is derived from the low German word "Schwarze," which means "black," or "swarthy."
Early Origins of the Schwarzenegger family
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 Schwarzenegger family
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Schwarzenegger Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Schwartz, Swartz, Schwarz, Schwartze, Schwarte and others.
Early Notables of the Schwarzenegger family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Schwarzenegger 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.
Contemporary Notables of the name Schwarzenegger (post 1700)
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