England in the great wave of migration following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Swaby family lived in Lincolnshire, at the village of Swaby.
Early Origins of the Swaby family
Lincolnshire where they held a family seat. The Domesday Book lists the village Swaby in Lincolnshire as being held by Earl Hugh of Chester, the original name of the village being Suabi. It was customary for the second son of the Lord to take the name of the Manor. The Manor and village consisted of 6 mills at that time. There was also a family from Swabia that arrived in Britain in the 16th century, when George Swebe or Sweey settled in Lambeth, Surrey.
Early History of the Swaby family
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Swaby Spelling Variations
Spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Swaby family name include Swaby, Swabey, Swabie, Swabee, Swebie, Swebe and many more.
Early Notables of the Swaby family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Swaby family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the political and religious chaos of this era, thousands of English families began to migrate to the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. The passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe; however, those who made the voyage safely were encountered opportunities that were not available to them in their homeland. Many of the families that reached the New World at this time went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of the United States and Canada. Research into various historical records has revealed some of first members of the Swaby family to immigrate North America:
Swaby Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
Swaby Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Swaby Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
Swaby Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Swaby (post 1700)
The Swaby Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Vera Tropae Fides
Motto Translation: Faith is our true trophy.
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