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Svoboda Early Origins



The surname Svoboda was first found in Bohemia, where the name came from humble beginnings but gained a significant reputation for its contribution to the emerging mediaeval society. It later became more prominent as many branches of the same house acquired distant estates, some in foreign countries, always elevating their social status by their great contributions to society.

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Svoboda Spelling Variations


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Svoboda Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Swoboda, Svoboda and others.

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Svoboda Early History


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Svoboda Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Svoboda research. Another 171 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1785 and 1873 are included under the topic Early Svoboda History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Svoboda Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Svoboda Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Svoboda 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 were:

Svoboda Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Frank Svoboda, who landed in Texas in 1850-1906

Svoboda Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Anton Svoboda, who arrived in Alabama in 1924

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Contemporary Notables of the name Svoboda (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Svoboda (post 1700)



  • Ken Svoboda, American Republican politician, Candidate for Mayor of Lincoln, Nebraska, 2007; Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Nebraska, 2008
  • Frank J. Svoboda, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Ohio, 1956; Candidate for Presidential Elector for Ohio, 1956
  • E. J. Svoboda, American Democrat politician, Chair of Howard County Democratic Party, 1940
  • C. V. Svoboda, American politician, Delegate to Nebraska State Constitutional Convention, 1919-20; Member of Nebraska State House of Representatives, 1923
  • William Ray Svoboda (1928-1980), American football linebacker
  • Terese Svoboda, American author
  • Robert Edwin Svoboda (b. 1953), American author and ayurvedic doctor
  • Tomas Svoboda (b. 1939), prolific Czech-American contemporary classical composer
  • Jakub Svoboda (b. 1989), Czech professional ice hockey player
  • František Svoboda (b. 1904), Czechoslovak canoer
  • ... (Another 13 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    2. 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).
    3. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    4. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    5. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
    6. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
    7. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    8. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    9. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    10. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
    11. ...

    The Svoboda Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Svoboda 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 8 October 2015 at 14:49.

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