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The ancient Viking-Scottish name Swanger is derived from the Old English personal name Swein, which was originally derived from the Old Norse name Sveinn. This was one of the most common Scandinavian names in medieval Britain.

Swanger Early Origins



The surname Swanger was first found in Lanarkshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Lannraig) a former county in the central Strathclyde region of Scotland, now divided into the Council Areas of North Lanarkshire, South Lanarkshire, and the City of Glasgow, from very early times.

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Swanger Spelling Variations


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Swanger Spelling Variations



The spellings of Scottish names dating from the medieval era often bear little resemblance to those seen today. They vary enormously because scribes in that time spelled according to their ears. Some spelling variations of the name Swanger include Swan, Swann, Swanner, Swani, Swayne, Swein, Sweing, Sweyn and many more.

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Swanger Early History


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Swanger Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Swanger research. Another 405 words (29 lines of text) covering the years 1100, 1100, 1214, 1250, 1499, 1521, 1585, 1690 and 1680 are included under the topic Early Swanger History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Swanger Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Swanger Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 44 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Swanger Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Swanger In Ireland


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Swanger In Ireland



Some of the Swanger family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 127 words (9 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



The farms of Scottish settlers soon dotted the east coast of the colonies that would become the nations of the United States and Canada. Many of those migrants and their children went on to play important roles in the founding the great nations of North Ameri ca. Early North American immigration records have revealed a number of people bearing the Scottish name Swanger or a variant listed above, including:

Swanger Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Mrs. L. C. Swanger, aged 45, who landed in America, in 1906
  • Andrew Jackson Swanger, aged 47, who landed in America, in 1916
  • Ray Swanger, aged 16, who emigrated to the United States from Birmingham, England, in 1922
  • Harry D. Swanger, aged 40, who settled in America, in 1924

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Contemporary Notables of the name Swanger (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Swanger (post 1700)



  • RoseMarie Swanger, Republican member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives
  • John Ephraim Swanger (1864-1936), American Republican politician, Secretary of State of Missouri, 1905-09
  • Ernest M. Swanger, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Pennsylvania State Senate 17th District, 1952

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Motto


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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: Fidelitas
Motto Translation: Fidelity.


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See Also


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    2. 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.
    3. Adam, Frank. Clans Septs and Regiments of the Scottish Highlands 8th Edition. London: Bacon (G.W.) & Co, 1970. Print. (ISBN 10-0717945006).
    4. Fairbairn,. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    5. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
    6. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    7. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    8. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Socts Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Modern Application of the Art of Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
    9. Dorward, David. Scottish Surnames. Glasgow: Harper Collins, 1995. Print.
    10. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
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    The Swanger Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Swanger 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 December 2015 at 10:17.

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