Early Origins of the Swanick family
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 Sonwic. 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." 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." 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.
Early History of the Swanick family
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Swanick Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Swannick, Swanwick, Swancock, Swank, Swannick, Swennick, Swancot, Swancott, Swancock and many more.
Early Notables of the Swanick family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Swanick family to the New World and Oceana
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
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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 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 8) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html