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Swallow is one of the many names that the Normans brought with them when they conquered England in 1066. The Swallow family lived in Lincolnshire, in the parish of Swallow.

Swallow Early Origins



The surname Swallow was first found in Lincolnshire where they were anciently Lords of the manor of Swallow, originally Saulun, shown in the Domesday Book survey of 1086 as being held by Alfred of Lincoln, from Count Alan, from the Bishop of Bayeux and the Archbishop of York. Conjecturally, this family name is descended from Alfred, the first Lord of the Manor in 1066.

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Swallow Spelling Variations


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Swallow Spelling Variations



Anglo-Norman names tend to be marked by an enormous number of spelling variations. This is largely due to the fact that Old and Middle English lacked any spelling rules when Norman French was introduced in the 11th century. The languages of the English courts at that time were French and Latin. These various languages mixed quite freely in the evolving social milieu. The final element of this mix is that medieval scribes spelled words according to their sounds rather than any definite rules, so a name was often spelled in as many different ways as the number of documents it appeared in. The name was spelled Swallow, Swalow, Swallowe, Swaylow and others.

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Swallow Early History


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Swallow Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Swallow research. Another 221 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1650 and 1666 are included under the topic Early Swallow History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Swallow Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Swallow Early Notables (pre 1700)



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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Because of the political and religious discontent in England, families began to migrate abroad in enormous numbers. Faced with persecution and starvation at home, the open frontiers and generally less oppressive social environment of the New World seemed tantalizing indeed to many English people. The trip was difficult, and not all made it unscathed, but many of those who did get to Canada and the United States made important contributions to the young nations in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers with Swallow name or one of its variants:

Swallow Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Henry Swallow, who landed in Virginia in 1664 [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)
  • John Swallow, who arrived in Maryland in 1676 [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)

Swallow Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • James Swallow, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1774

Swallow Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • R Swallow, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851 [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)
  • A Swallow, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851 [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)
  • William Swallow, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1868

Swallow Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Edward Swallow, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1749

Swallow Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Joseph Swallow, English convict from York, who was transported aboard the "Albion" on May 17, 1823, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Albion voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1823 with 200 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/albion/1823
  • Hiram Swallow, aged 33, who arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Calphurnia" [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The CALPHURNIA 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Calpurnia.htm
  • Hiram Swallow, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Calphurnia" in 1849 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The CALPHURNIA 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Calpurnia.htm
  • Eliza Swallow, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Calphurnia" in 1849 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The CALPHURNIA 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Calpurnia.htm
  • Mary Swallow, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Calphurnia" in 1849 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The CALPHURNIA 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Calpurnia.htm

Swallow Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Edward Swallow, aged 23, a bricklayer, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Coromandel" in 1840
  • Ann Swallow, aged 23, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Coromandel" in 1840
  • Edward Swallow, who landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1842

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Contemporary Notables of the name Swallow (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Swallow (post 1700)



  • William C. Swallow, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from New Hampshire, 1928
  • Silas Comfort Swallow (1839-1930), American politician, Prohibition Candidate for Pennsylvania State Treasurer, 1897; Prohibition Candidate for President of the United States, 1904
  • Joseph Patrick Swallow (b. 1932), American Republican politician, Alpena County Prosecuting Attorney, 1963-64; Member of Michigan State House of Representatives 105th District, 1965-72
  • John R. Swallow, American Republican politician, Kansas State Auditor, 1865-69
  • John Swallow (b. 1962), American Republican politician, Member of Utah State House of Representatives, 1996-2002; Candidate for U.S. Representative from Utah 2nd District, 2002, 2004; Presidential Elector for Utah, 2012
  • Howard A. Swallow, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1920
  • Herbert Swallow, American politician, Member of Rhode Island State Senate from North Providence, 1911
  • George N. Swallow, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Massachusetts, 1900; Candidate for Mayor of Boston, Massachusetts, 1903
  • A. H. Swallow, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1928
  • Steve Swallow (b. 1940), American jazz bassist and composer
  • ... (Another 7 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Swallow Historic Events


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Swallow Historic Events




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Citations


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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. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Albion voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1823 with 200 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/albion/1823
  3. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The CALPHURNIA 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Calpurnia.htm

Other References

  1. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  2. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
  3. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  4. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  5. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  6. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  7. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  8. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  9. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
  10. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
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