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The surname Swanson 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.

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


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Swanson research. Another 195 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1605, 1661, 1660 and 1661 are included under the topic Early Swanson History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Another 35 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Swanson Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Swanson Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Johan Swanson, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1627
  • Anna Swanson settled in Salem Massachusetts in 1630
  • Robert Swanson who settled in Virginia in 1649
  • Robert Swanson, who arrived in Virginia in 1649
  • James Swanson, who arrived in Maryland in 1665
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Swanson Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Thomas Swanson settled in Maryland in 1733
  • Nicholas Swanson settled in Pennsylvania in 1771

Swanson Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Daniel Swanson, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1824
  • John M Swanson, who landed in Tippecanoe County, Ind in 1849
  • Albert Swanson, who landed in Texas in 1850-1906
  • Alexander B Swanson, who arrived in Mississippi in 1857
  • Charles Swanson, who arrived in Mississippi in 1874
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Swanson Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • H Swanson, who landed in Arkansas in 1903
  • Nils August Swanson, who landed in Pensacola, Fl in 1904
  • Swan Victor Swanson, who landed in Wisconsin in 1911
  • August Swanson, who landed in Wisconsin in 1920

Swanson Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • William Swanson, aged 23, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Marion"
  • Janet Swanson, aged 30, a servant, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Dirigo"

Swanson Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • J Swanson landed in Auckland, New Zealand in 1841
  • William Swanson landed in Auckland, New Zealand in 1845
  • Robert Swanson arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Argyleshire" in 1870
  • Annie Swanson arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Stracathro" in 1881
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  • Charles Edward Swanson (1879-1970), American politician in Iowa, Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Iowa's 9th congressional district (1929 – 1933)
  • Carl A. Swanson (1879-1949), Swedish-born, American founder of the national food production company, Swanson
  • Albert F. Swanson, American Republican politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Iowa 9th District, 1938, 1940
  • Amy Nicholls Swanson, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Ohio, 1996
  • Andy Swanson, American politician, Representative from Iowa 5th District, 1936
  • Arlo Swanson, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from South Dakota, 1960
  • Arnold M. Swanson, American politician, Mayor of Bozeman, Montana, 1956-57, 1960-61
  • Arvid N. Swanson, American politician, Village President of Westmont, Illinois, 1941-45
  • Audrey Swanson, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 2004
  • Betty Swanson, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Washington, 2000
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Swanson Historic Events



Empress of Ireland

  • Mr. Martin Swanson (1881-1914), Swedish Third Class Passenger from Malmö, Sweden who survived the sinking on the Empress of Ireland on May 29th 1914
  • Mr. Amandus Swanson (1870-1914), Finnish Third Class Passenger from Helsingfors, (Helsinki), Finland who survived the sinking on the Empress of Ireland on May 29th 1914
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  • Prairie Memories: A History of the Swanson, Erickson, and Lindgerg Families of North Dakota by Algot R. Swanson.
  • I Remember by D. Verner Swanson.
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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)

Other References

  1. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  2. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  3. 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.
  4. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  5. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  6. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  7. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  8. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  9. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  10. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
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The Swanson Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Swanson 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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