Schweer History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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."

Early Origins of the Schweer family

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.

Early History of the Schweer family

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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.

Early Notables of the Schweer family (pre 1700)

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United States Schweer migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Schweer Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Henry Schweer, aged 39, who landed in Missouri in 1840 [1]
  • Jodocus Herm Schweer, who arrived in America in 1842 [1]
  • Herm Heinr Schweer, who arrived in St Louis, Missouri in 1844 [1]
  • Herman Schweer, aged 24, who landed in Missouri in 1846 [1]
  • Friederike Schweer, who arrived in America in 1848 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Schweer (post 1700) +

  • Theodore J. Schweer, American Democratic Party politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1924 [2]
  • George W. Schweer, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Missouri, 1924 [2]


  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


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