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Where did the German Swarts family come from? What is the German Swarts family crest and coat of arms? When did the Swarts family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Swarts family history?

Thuringia, which is located between Hessen and Lower Saxony in the west and Saxony in the east, is the noble birthplace of the name Swarts. It is derived from the low German word "Schwarze," which means "black," or "swarthy."


Spelling variations of this family name include: Schwartz, Swartz, Schwarz, Schwartze, Schwarte and others.

First found in the Thuringian region, where this family name became a prominent contributor to the development of the district from ancient times. Prominent in social affairs, the name became an integral part of that turbulent region as it emerged to form alliances with other families within the Feudal System. Chronicles trace the use of "Schwarz" as a name as far back as the seventh century, when two brothers, "der schwarze und der weisse Ewald," worked as missionaries in Westphalia.


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Swarts research. Another 256 words(18 lines of text) covering the years 1530, 1602, 1621, 1638, 1710, 1801, 1858, and 1867 are included under the topic Early Swarts History in all our PDF Extended History products.


Another 53 words(4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Swarts Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Swarts Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Kristiaan Swarts, who arrived in New York in 1709
  • Abrm Swarts, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1727
  • Hans Mical Swarts, aged 33, arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1741

Swarts Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • W Swarts, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1850

Swarts Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Jesse Swarts, who landed in Canada in 1831


  • David Swarts, Commissioner of the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles
  • Frédéric Swarts (1866-1940), Belgian chemist who prepared the first chlorofluorocarbon


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The Swarts Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Swarts 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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