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Swanton History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



Early Origins of the Swanton family


The surname Swanton 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 Swanton family


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Swanton Spelling Variations


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

Early Notables of the Swanton 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 Swanton family to Ireland


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


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Swanton Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Charles Swanton, who settled in Barbados in 1660

Swanton Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Jeremy Swanton, who settled in New York State in 1774

Swanton Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Robert Swanton, aged 33, who landed in New York in 1800 [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)
  • John Swanton, aged 35, who arrived in New York in 1810 [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)
  • Frank W. Swanton, aged 32, who landed in America, in 1894

Swanton Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Hugh Swanton, aged 50, who emigrated to the United States from Lincoln, England, in 1910
  • Annie Swanton, aged 20, who emigrated to the United States from Queenstown, Ireland, in 1912
  • Albert Percy Swanton, aged 17, who settled in America from Malmesburg, England, in 1913
  • Henry Swanton, aged 6, who landed in America from Astley, England, in 1920

Swanton Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Miss. Ann Swanton, aged 17 who emigrated to Canada, arriving at the Grosse Isle Quarantine Station in Quebec aboard the ship "Lady Flora Hastings" departing from the port of Cork, Ireland but died on Grosse Isle in July 1847 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 57)
  • Miss. Eliza Swanton, aged 18 who emigrated to Canada, arriving at the Grosse Isle Quarantine Station in Quebec aboard the ship "Argo" departing from the port of Liverpool, England but died on Grosse Isle in July 1847 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 57)
  • Mr. George Swanton, aged 11 who emigrated to Canada, arriving at the Grosse Isle Quarantine Station in Quebec aboard the ship "Rose" departing from the port of Liverpool, England but died on Grosse Isle on 28th June 1847 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 57)
  • Mr. Barry Swanton, aged 3 who was emigrating through Grosse Isle Quarantine Station, Quebec aboard the ship "Covenanter" departing 17th June 1847 from Cork, Ireland; the ship arrived on 9th August 1847 but he died on board [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 97)

Swanton Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • George Swanton, aged 31, who settled in St. John's, Newfoundland, in 1911

Swanton Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • George Swanton, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Asterope" in 1867

Contemporary Notables of the name Swanton (post 1700)


  • Fred Swanton (1862-1940), American politician and entrepreneur from Brooklyn, New York, Mayor of Santa Cruz, California (1927-1933), he promoted the expansion of Santa Cruz County
  • John R. Swanton (1873-1958), American anthropologist
  • Diane Swanton (b. 1979), South African gold medalist sport shooter at the 2006 Commonwealth Games
  • Cedric Howell Swanton (1899-1970), Australian psychiatrist educated at Scotch College and the University of Melbourne
  • Rear Admiral Robert Swanton (d. 1765), British Royal Navy officer, Commander-in-Chief, Leeward Islands Station (1763–1764)
  • Michael James Swanton, British polymath: historian, linguist, literary critic, translator, archaeological metallurgist and architect, Emeritus Fellow of The Royal Historical Society and Emeritus Professor of Medieval Studies at Exeter University
  • Ernest William "Jim" Swanton CBE (1907-2000), British sports correspondent, known for being a cricket writer and commentator under his initials, E. W. Swanton; he was sports journalist for The Daily Telegraph and as a broadcaster for BBC Radio for 30 years
  • Lloyd Swanton (b. 1960), Australian jazz double bassist/bass guitarist and composer

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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)
  3. ^ Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 57)
  4. ^ Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 97)

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