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Where did the German Svoboda family come from? What is the German Svoboda family crest and coat of arms? When did the Svoboda family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Svoboda family history?
Spelling variations of this family name include: Swoboda, Svoboda and others.
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.
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.
More information is included under the topic Early Svoboda Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
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
- 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
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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.
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