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The name Schweer is generally thought to be derived from the Middle High German word "swaere" meaning "grieved" or "sad," suggesting one who was grieved or saddened. Schweer may have originated as a nickname, derived from a physical characteristic or personal attribute of the initial bearer. In some cases, the Schweer name may have also been derived from the German word "schwer" meaning "father-in-law" or "schwager" meaning "brother-in-law."

Schweer Early Origins



The surname Schweer was first found in Germany, where Chunrat der Swaere was recorded in Bavaria in 1225 and Hentze Sweher in Rohrbach in Hesse in 1366. There is reference to one Christoph Schweher in 1565 from Budweis, and G. Magnus Schweyher in 1719 from Nuremberg.

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Schweer Spelling Variations


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Schweer Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Schwäher, Schwähr, Schweher, Schweyer, Schweyher, Schwerer, Schwaeher, Schwier, Swieger, Schwägerl, Schwager, Swager, Schwertfeger and many more.

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Schweer Early History


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Schweer Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Schweer research. Another 196 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1772 and 1820 are included under the topic Early Schweer History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Schweer Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Schweer Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 24 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Schweer Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Schweer Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Henry Schweer, aged 39, landed in Missouri in 1840
  • Jodocus Herm Schweer, who arrived in America in 1842
  • Herm Heinr Schweer, who arrived in St Louis, Missouri in 1844
  • Herman Schweer, aged 24, landed in Missouri in 1846
  • Friederike Schweer, who arrived in America in 1848
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Schweer (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Schweer (post 1700)



  • Theodore J. Schweer, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1924
  • George W. Schweer, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Missouri, 1924

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
    2. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
    3. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
    4. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
    5. Bahlow, Hans (Edda Gentry trns). Dictionary of German Names . Madison, Wisconsin: Max Kade Institute, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-924119-35-7).
    6. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
    7. Steed, Henry Wickham . The Hapsburg Monarchy. London: Constable and Company, 1919. Print.
    8. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
    9. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    10. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    11. ...

    The Schweer Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Schweer 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.

    This page was last modified on 13 October 2015 at 11:38.

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