The surname Schweitzerr is a topographic surname, which was given to a person who resided near a physical feature such as a hill, stream, church, or type of tree. Habitation names form the other broad category of surnames that were derived from place-names. They were derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads. Other local
names are derived from the names of houses, manors, estates, regions, and entire counties. As a general rule, the greater the distance between an individual and their homeland, the larger the territory they were named after. For example, a person who only moved to another parish would be known by the name of their original village, while people who migrated to a different country were often known by the name of a region or country from which they came. The surname Schweitzerr indicates that the original bearer immigrated to Austria
Early Origins of the Schweitzerr family
The surname Schweitzerr was first found in Austria
, where the name was closely identified in early mediaeval times with the feudal
society which would shape the course of European history. The name would later emerge as a noble family with great influence, particularly in the city of Frankfurt, and become noted for their involvement in social, economic and political affairs.
Early History of the Schweitzerr family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Schweitzerr research.Another 233 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1730, 1625, 1709, 1710, 1833 and 1875 are included under the topic Early Schweitzerr History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Schweitzerr Spelling Variations
One can encounter great variation in the spelling of surnames: in early times, spelling in general, and thus the spelling of names was not yet standardized; and later, spellings would change with branching and movement of families. Variations of the name Schweitzerr include Schweitzer, Schweizer, Schwitzer, Schwyzer, Switzer and many more.
Early Notables of the Schweitzerr family (pre 1700)
During this period prominent bearers of the name Schweitzerr were Johann Friedrich Schweitzer (1625-1709), Dutch physician and alchemical writer of German extraction; Johann Jacob Casimir von Schweitzer, who was... Another 28 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Schweitzerr Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Schweitzerr family to the New World and Oceana
After the First World War, Austria
became a republic. The Treaty of Versailles broke up the empire in 1919 and many of the Sudeten Germans were incorporated into the new nation of Czechoslovakia. In the 20th century, many Austrians migrated to other parts of Germany
or Europe, as well as to North America. In the United States, the majority of settlers landed in Philadelphia, and moved on to Ohio, Texas, Illinois, California, New York, and Maryland. Many German settlers also migrated to Canada, particularly Ontario and the Prairies. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Schweitzerr were Christoph Schweitzer, who emigrated to either England
or America in 1709; Hans Georg Schweitzer arrived in New York State between 1710-1714; Jacob Schweitzer arrived in Philadelphia in 1732.