The Schwertner 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 Schwertner family
The surname Schwertner 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 Schwertner family
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Schwertner Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Schwerdtfeger, Schwert, Schwertschlager, Schwerdt, Schwertner, Schwerdtner,Schwertfeger, Schwertmann and many more.
Early Notables of the Schwertner family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Schwertner 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 Schwertner (post 1700)
- Augustus John Schwertner (1870-1939), American prelate of the Roman Catholic Church, Bishop of Wichita (1921-1939)
- Charles Schwertner, American Republican politician, Member of Texas State House of Representatives 20th District; Elected 2010; Member of Texas State Senate 5th District; Elected 2012 CITATION[CLOSE]
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- Edwin Schwertner (b. 1932), Bohemian-German politician, Member of the German Democratic Republic
- Erich Schwertner (1918-1965), German politician, Member of the Free Democratic Party