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Schwert History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The Schwert 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 Schwert family


The surname Schwert 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 Schwert family


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Schwert Spelling Variations


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

Early Notables of the Schwert family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Schwert 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 Schwert (post 1700)


  • Pius Louis Schwert (1892-1941), American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1932; U.S. Representative from New York 42nd District, 1939-41 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 13) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Hattie E. Schwert, American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 42nd District, 1941 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 13) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Donald P Schwert, Professor of Geology and Director of the Center for Science & Mathematics Education at North Dakota State University
  • G William Schwert, Professor of Finance and Statistics, at the University of Rochester

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

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