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Swanston History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



Early Origins of the Swanston family


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.

Early History of the Swanston family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Swanston research.
Another 167 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1605, 1661, 1660, 1661, 1660 and 1661 are included under the topic Early Swanston History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Swanston Spelling Variations


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

Early Notables of the Swanston family (pre 1700)


Notable amongst the family name during their early history was Dr. Alan Swainston of York; and Francis Swanton (c 1605-1661) of Wincanton, Somerset, an English lawyer and politician...
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Migration of the Swanston family to Ireland


Some of the Swanston family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Swanston family to the New World and Oceana


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 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Edward Swanston, who landed in Maryland in 1674 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Swanston Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Sherland Swanston, who 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, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Viscount Canning" in 1865

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


  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)
  2. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

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