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The ancient roots of the Shwab family are found in the German state of Bavaria. The Shwab surname, was a local name, for someone who lived in Swabia, a medieval dukedom that was in southwestern Germany. This is a regional name for a person who was form Swabia having derived from the Germanic word Schwaben, which means Swabian and is derived from the name of the Germanic tribe that inhabited this region. The Latin form of the tribal name is Suebi or Suevi.


Early Origins of the Shwab family


The surname Shwab was first found in Franconia and later Mecklenburg, where the name became prominent as many branches of the same house acquired distant estates, some in foreign countries such as Austria. They were always elevating their social status by intermarriage and by their great contributions to society. The name Schwab has been traced to Mecklenburg as early as 1298, when Ulrich Schwab, the first Count of Nemerow, lived. Chronicles also mention Christian Schwabel in Franconia in 1414.

Early History of the Shwab family


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Shwab Spelling Variations


One can encounter great variation in the spelling of surnames: in early times, spelling in general, and thus the spelling of names was not yet standardized; and later, spellings would change with branching and movement of families. Variations of the name Shwab include Schwab, Schwabe, Schwabel, Schwebel, Swab and others.

Early Notables of the Shwab family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Shwab family to the New World and Oceana


German settlers were among the most common to come to North America between the mid-17th and mid-20th centuries. Poverty and religious persecution drove many Bavarians to make this long trek. tenant farmers were also enticed by the prospect of owning land. From east to west, these German immigrants populated the United States, settling in Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California. Ontario and the prairie provinces of Canada also provided homes to many. Early settlers bearing the Shwab surname or a spelling variation of the name include:

Shwab Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Christ Shwab, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1876 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Shwab Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Rebecca Shwab, aged 53, arrived in New York in 1903 aboard the ship "Koenig Albert" from Bremen, Germany [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JFTL-WZQ : 6 December 2014), Rebecca Shwab, 15 Sep 1903; citing departure port Bremen, arrival port New York, ship name Koenig Albert, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Gertrud Shwab, aged 29, arrived in New York in 1908 aboard the ship "Amerika" from Cherbourg, France [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXGP-Z3B : 6 December 2014), Gertrud Shwab, 05 Apr 1908; citing departure port Cherbourg, France, arrival port New York, ship name Amerika, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Anna Shwab, aged 20, arrived in New York in 1908 aboard the ship "Amerika" from Cherbourg, France [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXGP-Z31 : 6 December 2014), Anna Shwab, 05 Apr 1908; citing departure port Cherbourg, France, arrival port New York, ship name Amerika, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Paul Eloridge Shwab, aged 22, arrived in New York in 1923 aboard the ship "Paris" from Le Havre, France [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JNQT-2ML : 6 December 2014), Paul Eloridge Shwab, 02 Jun 1923; citing departure port Le Havre, France, arrival port New York, ship name Paris, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Contemporary Notables of the name Shwab (post 1700)


  • Phil Shwab (b. 1995), American cameraman, known for his work on Butterbox Babies
  • Victor Emmanuel Shwab (1847-1924), American distiller and early co-founder of George Dickel, a brand of Tennessee whiskey now owned by Diageo PLC

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Citations


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JFTL-WZQ : 6 December 2014), Rebecca Shwab, 15 Sep 1903; citing departure port Bremen, arrival port New York, ship name Koenig Albert, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  3. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXGP-Z3B : 6 December 2014), Gertrud Shwab, 05 Apr 1908; citing departure port Cherbourg, France, arrival port New York, ship name Amerika, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  4. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXGP-Z31 : 6 December 2014), Anna Shwab, 05 Apr 1908; citing departure port Cherbourg, France, arrival port New York, ship name Amerika, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  5. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JNQT-2ML : 6 December 2014), Paul Eloridge Shwab, 02 Jun 1923; citing departure port Le Havre, France, arrival port New York, ship name Paris, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).


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