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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."

Swarts Early Origins



The surname Swarts was 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.

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Swarts Spelling Variations


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Swarts Spelling Variations



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

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Swarts Early History


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Swarts Early History



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 and printed products wherever possible.

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Swarts Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Swarts Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable members of the surname Swarts in this period were Sibylle Schwarz (1621-1638), daughter of the mayor of Greifswald in Pomerania, who was a much loved poetess...

Another 27 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Swarts 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:

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 18th Century

  • Mr. Henry Swarts U.E. who settled in Thorold, Niagara, Ontario c. 1784 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Swarts Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Jesse Swarts, who landed in Canada in 1831

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Contemporary Notables of the name Swarts (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Swarts (post 1700)



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

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  1. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Other References

  1. Neubecker, Ottfried. Wappen-Bilder-Lexikon der bürgerlichen Geschlechter Deutschlands, Oesterreichs und der Schweiz. Battenberg, München: 1985. Print.
  2. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  3. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
  4. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  5. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2000. Print. (ISBN 978-0806303024).
  6. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
  7. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
  8. Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Deutches Namenbuch. Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp, 1928. Print.
  9. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
  10. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
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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.

This page was last modified on 14 November 2016 at 08:42.

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