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The surname Schweppe can be classified as occupational, derived from the trade, office or profession of the first bearer of the name. In this case, Schweppe is based on "swepe," a long board nailed under the rafters of a roof, suggesting a carpenter or roofer. Or the surname Schweppe may derive from the Westphalian word "swippe," meaning "whip." In Bavaria, the name can take on the suffix "-l" creating names like Schwippl. The low German suffix "-ke" can also be added to the name, making Schwippke.

Schweppe Early Origins



The surname Schweppe was first found in lower Germany. where the name Schweppe can be traced back to the 17th Century. Catharina Elisabeth Schweppe, was christened in Versmold, Westphalia in 1693, and Adolph Heinrich Wilhelm Schweppe in Schoetmar, Westphalia in 1789. The name was also recorded in Quedlinberg, in the Saxony-Anhalt region, as Schwippe in 1601, Schwöppe in 1605, and Schwibbe in 1708.

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Schweppe Spelling Variations


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Schweppe Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Schweppe, Schwepe, Schwepenhauer, Schwippe, Schwippl, Schwibbe, Schwöppe and many more.

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Schweppe Early History


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Schweppe Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Schweppe research. Another 104 words (7 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Schweppe History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Schweppe Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Schweppe Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Schweppe 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:

Schweppe Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John William Schweppe was naturalized in Illinois in 1840
  • Matias Schweppe arrived in New York in 1847
  • Conrad Schweppe and his son Conrad and daughters Louis and Florentine, who settled in America 1858
  • Anna Schweppe arrived in New York in 1864
  • Wilhelmine Schweppe settled in Texas in 1869
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Schweppe (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Schweppe (post 1700)



  • Walter Schweppe, American Republican politician, Mayor of Butler, Pennsylvania, 1954-56, 1962
  • Al Schweppe, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Washington, 2008
  • Johann Jacob Schweppe (1740-1821), German-born naturalised Swiss watchmaker and inventor who developed the first practical process to manufacture carbonated mineral water, founder of the Schweppes Company, the beverage brand in 1783
  • Gerlind O Schweppe (b. 1963), German dancer

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    2. Jones, George F. The Germans of Colonial Georgia 1733-1783 Revised edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0806311614).
    3. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
    4. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    5. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
    6. Garland, Mary and Henry Garland Editions. Oxford Companion To German Literature 3rd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0198158963).
    7. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
    8. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    9. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    10. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
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    The Schweppe Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Schweppe 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.

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