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Swainson History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



Early Origins of the Swainson family


The surname Swainson was first found in Durham where they were Lords of the manor of Stockton from early times. But by the year 1221 they had moved north into Scotland and acquired the lands of Swaynystoun, near Colinton, in Midlothian, where Duncan Swainston was the scion of that branch. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)
Swainston Manor lies 1 mile (1.6 km) to the east of Calbourne on the Isle of Wight. It was originally a manor house but has now been converted to a hotel. It has a 12th-century chapel on its 32 acres thought to have been built by the Bishops of Winchester.

Early History of the Swainson family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Swainson research.
Another 167 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1605, 1661, 1660, 1661, 1660 and 1661 are included under the topic Early Swainson History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Swainson Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Swainson, Swanston, Swenson, Swenston, Swainston, Swanson and many more.

Early Notables of the Swainson family (pre 1700)


Notable amongst the family name during their early history was Dr. Alan Swainston of York; and Francis Swanton (c 1605-1661) of Wincanton, Somerset, an English lawyer and politician...
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Migration of the Swainson family to Ireland


Some of the Swainson family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Swainson family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Swainson Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Rowland Swainson, who settled in Virginia in 1726

Swainson Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • William Swainson, who landed in Auckland, New Zealand in 1841 aboard the ship Tyne
  • William Swainson, who landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1841 aboard the ship "Jane"
  • William Swainson, aged 52, who arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "Jane" in 1841
  • Ann Swainson, aged 34, who arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "Jane" in 1841
  • William John Swainson, aged 17, who arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "Jane" in 1841
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Swainson (post 1700)


  • John Burley Swainson (1925-1994), American Democrat politician, Member of Michigan State Senate 18th District, 1955-58; Lieutenant Governor of Michigan, 1959-60; Governor of Michigan, 1961-62; Defeated, 1962 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 8) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • John A. C. Swainson, American Democrat politician, Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1964; Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1972 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 8) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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Citations


  1. ^ Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 8) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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