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Swanick Early Origins



The surname Swanick was first found in Derbyshire in Swanwick, a hamlet, in the parish of Alfreton, union of Belper, hundred of Scarsdale. Alternatively the name could have originated in Swanwick, a markettown and parish, in the union of Wareham and Purbeck, hundred of Rowbarrow in Dorset. This latter parish dates back to "the Saxon Chronicle [where] this place is called Swanawic; Asser Menevensis styles it Swanavine and Gnavewic, and in Domesday Book it is written Swanwic and Sonwi c. The earliest and principal historical circumstance on record connected with it is the destruction by a violent storm, in 877, of a Danish fleet of 120 sail, on Peveril Point." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Literally both places mean "dairy farm of the herdsman," from the Old English words "swan" + "wic." [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
Conjecturally, the surname is descended from the tenant of the lands in the parish of Alfreton in Derbyshire, held by Ingran from Roger de Bully, a Norman Baron, who was recorded in the Domesday Book census of 1086.

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Swanick Spelling Variations


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Swanick Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Swannick, Swanwick, Swancock, Swank, Swannick, Swennick, Swancot, Swancott, Swancock and many more.

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Swanick Early History


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Swanick Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Swanick research. Another 181 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1279 and 1604 are included under the topic Early Swanick History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Swanick Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Swanick Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Swanick Notables 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Swanick Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Marton Swanick, aged 21, who settled in America from Ballyhannis, Ireland, in 1907
  • Bernard Swanick, aged 20, who landed in America from Ballinlaugh, Ireland, in 1908
  • Maria Swanick, aged 22, who landed in America from Ballinlaugh, Ireland, in 1908
  • Thomas Swanick, aged 26, who emigrated to the United States from Clorafad, Ireland, in 1910
  • Mary Swanick, aged 18, who landed in America from Clorafad, Ireland, in 1910
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Swanick (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Swanick (post 1700)



  • Shelly Swanick, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 2000

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Swanick Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)

Other References

  1. 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.
  2. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  3. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  4. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  5. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  6. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  7. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  8. 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).
  9. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  10. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
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The Swanick Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Swanick 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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