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Swanston Early Origins



The surname Swanston 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.

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Swanston Spelling Variations


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Swanston Spelling Variations



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

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Swanston Early History


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Swanston Early History



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

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Swanston Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Swanston Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 35 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Swanston 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:

Swanston Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Isabella Swanston, who arrived in Maryland in 1672
  • Edward Swanston, who landed in Maryland in 1674

Swanston Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Sherland Swanston settled in Nevis in 1774

Swanston Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • G. Swanston settled in San Francisco, California in 1850

Swanston Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • T. Swanston arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Viscount Canning" in 1865

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Contemporary Notables of the name Swanston (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Swanston (post 1700)



  • Charles Swanston (1789-1850), English merchant, banker and politician
  • Eliard Swanston (d. 1651), English actor in the Caroline era
  • James Beck Swanston (1878-1957), Conservative member of the Canadian House of Commons
  • Hamish F. G. Swanston (b. 1933), Scottish theologian and historian
  • Walt Swanston, Director of Diversity Management for National Public Radio (NPR) in Washington, DC
  • Marcia Swanston, Canadian Mezzo-Soprano

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Citations


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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. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
  2. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  3. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
  4. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  5. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  6. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  7. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  8. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  9. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  10. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
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The Swanston Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Swanston 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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