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The Schwerdt surname is derived from the German word "schwerdt," meaning "sword." It is thought that some of the surnames that include this root word were occupational for sword makers. There was also a place named Schwerta, East of Görlitz, Saxony, near the Polish border.

Schwerdt Early Origins



The surname Schwerdt was first found in Saxony, although the surname may have arisen simultaneously in various parts of the Holy Roman Empire. Some of the earliest recorded instances of the name include Johannes dictus Swertfeger, residing in Hamburg as early as 1266, and Heinrich dictus Swertfeger, who was living in Weilderstat in 1275.

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Schwerdt Spelling Variations


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Schwerdt Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Schwerdtfeger, Schwert, Schwertschlager, Schwerdt, Schwertner, Schwerdtner,Schwertfeger, Schwertmann and many more.

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Schwerdt Early History


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Schwerdt Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Schwerdt research. Another 55 words (4 lines of text) covering the years 1387, 1456, 1790, 1680 and 1739 are included under the topic Early Schwerdt History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Schwerdt Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Schwerdt Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 32 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Schwerdt 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:

Schwerdt Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Henrich Schwerdt, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1737
  • Baltzer Schwerdt, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1743
  • Joh Nicolaus Schwerdt, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1764
  • Georg Schwerdt, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1764

Schwerdt Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Aug Schwerdt, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1850
  • Anton Schwerdt, aged 23, arrived in New York, NY in 1876
  • Catherine Schwerdt, aged 2, landed in New York, NY in 1876
  • Elisabeth Schwerdt, aged 20, arrived in New York, NY in 1876

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
    2. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2000. Print. (ISBN 978-0806303024).
    3. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
    4. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
    5. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
    6. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    7. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
    8. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
    9. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
    10. Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Deutches Namenbuch. Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp, 1928. Print.
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    The Schwerdt Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Schwerdt 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.

    This page was last modified on 29 October 2016 at 12:34.

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