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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.

Schwertner Early Origins



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.

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Schwertner Spelling Variations


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Schwertner Spelling Variations



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

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Schwertner Early History


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Schwertner Early History



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

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Schwertner Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Schwertner Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 32 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Schwertner 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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Contemporary Notables of the name Schwertner (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Schwertner (post 1700)



  • 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

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Strassburger, Ralph B. German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    2. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
    3. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
    4. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    5. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
    6. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
    7. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
    8. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    9. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
    10. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
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    The Schwertner Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Schwertner 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 13 October 2015 at 11:43.

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