Schweiger History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Schweiger family

The surname Schweiger was first found in Bavaria, where the name was anciently associated with the tribal conflicts of the area. They declared allegiances to many nobles and princes of early history, lending their influence in struggles for power and status within the region. They branched into many houses, and their contributions were sought by many leaders in their search for power.

Early History of the Schweiger family

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Schweiger Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Schwegel, Schwigel, Schweigel, Schweickel, Schweingel and many more.

Early Notables of the Schweiger family (pre 1700)

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Schweiger Ranking

In the United States, the name Schweiger is the 11,635th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [1]


United States Schweiger migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Schweiger Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Elisabetha Schweiger, who arrived in Georgia sometime between 1733 and 1783
  • Anna Schweiger, who settled in Georgia sometime between 1733 and 1783
  • Anna Margaretha Schweiger, who settled in Georgia sometime between 1733 and 1783
  • Georg Schweiger, who landed in Georgia in 1734-1741 [2]
  • Catharina Schweiger, who settled in Georgia in 1739
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Schweiger Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • C'lina Schweiger, who settled in New York, NY in 1847
  • Anum Schweiger, who settled in New York, NY in 1847
  • Wolfgang Schweiger, who arrived in North America in 1852 [2]
  • Jacob Schweiger, who arrived in Colorado in 1877 [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Schweiger (post 1700) +

  • O. J. Schweiger, American Republican politician, Chair of Dawes County Republican Party, 1940 [3]
  • Christian Paul Schweiger (b. 1960), American Democratic Party politician, Chair of Frederick County Democratic Party, 1998-2000; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Virginia, 2000 [3]
  • Luna Marie Schweiger, German child actress
  • Valentin Florian Schweiger (b. 1995), German child actor
  • Emma Tiger Schweiger, German child actress
  • Tilman Valentin "Til" Schweiger (b. 1963), German actor, director, and producer
  • Martin Schweiger (b. 1904), German political leader
  • Heinrich Schweiger (1931-2009), Viennese film and stage actor


  1. ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm
  2. ^ 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)
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 13) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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