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The Schwertle 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.

Schwertle Early Origins



The surname Schwertle 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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Schwertle Spelling Variations


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Schwertle Spelling Variations



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

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Schwertle Early History


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Schwertle Early History



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

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Schwertle Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Schwertle Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 32 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Schwertle 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 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.

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    2. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
    3. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    4. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Journeys German Immigration, Settlement and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    5. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
    6. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
    7. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    8. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    9. Bahlow, Hans (Edda Gentry trns). Dictionary of German Names . Madison, Wisconsin: Max Kade Institute, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-924119-35-7).
    10. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
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    The Schwertle Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Schwertle 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 25 August 2014 at 08:45.

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