The Schwerdtner 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.
Early Origins of the Schwerdtner family
The surname Schwerdtner 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.
Early History of the Schwerdtner family
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Schwerdtner Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Schwerdtfeger, Schwert, Schwertschlager, Schwerdt, Schwertner, Schwerdtner,Schwertfeger, Schwertmann and many more.
Early Notables of the Schwerdtner family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Schwerdtner family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Hans Schwerter, whose Oath of Allegiance was recorded in Pennsylvania in 1749; Johann Melchior Schwertle, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1772 with his wife Eva and their five sons.
Contemporary Notables of the name Schwerdtner (post 1700)
- Maren Schwerdtner (b. 1985), German heptathlete at the 2005, 2007 and 2010 European Championships
- Peter Schwerdtner (1938-2006), German jurist