Schweickhardt History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The roots of the German surname Schweickhardt can be traced back to the former duchy of Swabia, now known as Baden-Wuerttemberg, where the name first emerged. The name is derived from the Lower Saxony personal name "swindger," which referred to a "skillful spear fighter."

Early Origins of the Schweickhardt family

The surname Schweickhardt was first found in the foothills of the northern Swiss mountains, in the town of Konstanz, where Heinrich Swigger, the earliest recorded bearer of the name, was living in 1255.

Early History of the Schweickhardt family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Schweickhardt research. Another 112 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1302, 1358, 1468, 1500, 1600, 1790, 1746, 1797, 1786, 1788 and 1796 are included under the topic Early Schweickhardt History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Schweickhardt Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Schwickardt, Schweickert, Schweickhardt, Schweicker, Swickard, Schweickel and many more.

Early Notables of the Schweickhardt family (pre 1700)

Notables with the surname Schweickhardt during this period were Paul Schwiech, a rector of Oppenheim in 1600; as well as the Schweickhardt family of Baden, who were ennobled when they were made barons of the Holy Roman Empire in 1790. Heinrich Wilhelm Schweickhardt (1746-1797), was a German landscape-painter, who is believed to have been of Dutch descent, and was born in Brandenburg. "He studied at The Hague under Girolamo Lapis, an Italian painter, and resided there until the end...
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United States Schweickhardt migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Schweickhardt Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Henry Schweickhardt, who arrived in St Clair County, Illinois in 1854 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Schweickhardt (post 1700) +

  • Kurt Schweickhardt, American movie actor

  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) on Facebook
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