occupational for sword makers. There was also a place named Schwerta, East of Görlitz, Saxony, near the Polish border.
Early Origins of the Schwerter family
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 Schwerter family
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Schwerter Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Schwerdtfeger, Schwert, Schwertschlager, Schwerdt, Schwertner, Schwerdtner,Schwertfeger, Schwertmann and many more.
Early Notables of the Schwerter family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Schwerter family to the New World and Oceana
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Schwerter Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
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