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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 Swartz. It is derived from the low German word "Schwarze," which means "black," or "swarthy."

Swartz Early Origins



The surname Swartz 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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Swartz Spelling Variations


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Swartz Spelling Variations



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

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Swartz Early History


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Swartz Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Swartz 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 Swartz History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Swartz Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Swartz Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable members of the surname Swartz 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 Swartz 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:

Swartz Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Hans Geoe Swartz, aged 24, arrived in Pennsylvania in 1737
  • Tobias Swartz, aged 26, landed in Pennsylvania in 1738
  • Conrade Swartz, aged 32, arrived in Pennsylvania in 1739
  • Johannes Swartz, aged 24, landed in Pennsylvania in 1741
  • Hendrick Swartz, aged 19, landed in Pennsylvania in 1743
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Swartz Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Joseph Swartz, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1806
  • Jacob Fredrik Swartz, who arrived in New York in 1833
  • Samuel Swartz, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1836
  • Mathias Swartz, who landed in New York, NY in 1838
  • Thomas Swartz, who landed in Mississippi in 1839
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Swartz Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Donnie Swartz, who arrived in Mississippi in 1902

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Contemporary Notables of the name Swartz (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Swartz (post 1700)



  • Kit Swartz, American television producer for CNN, recipient of the 2009 George Polk Award
  • Sherwin Merle "Bud" Swartz (1929-1991), American Major League Baseball pitcher for the St. Louis Browns
  • Vernon Monroe "Monty" Swartz (1897-1980), American Major League Baseball pitcher for the Cincinnati Reds
  • Shane Swartz (b. 1975), American boxer in the 1990s, U.S. National Amateur Champion (1994 and 1995)
  • Joshua William Swartz (1867-1959), American politician, Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania
  • Dr. Jerome Swartz (b. 1940), American physicist and eraly developer of barcode scanning technologies, co-founder of Symbol Technologies, now a subsidiary of Motorola
  • Russell Anthony "Tony" Swartz (b. 1943), American actor, best known for his role as Flight Sergeant Jolly on the first Battlestar Galactica television series (1978)
  • Daniel S. Swartz (1934-1997), American NBA basketball player born in Owingsville, Kentucky
  • Merlin Swartz PhD, Professor of Religion (Islamic Studies), Harvard University
  • Olaus Swartz (1760-1817), Swedish botanist, eponym of the genus Swartzia
  • ... (Another 5 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Suggested Readings for the name Swartz


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Suggested Readings for the name Swartz



  • The Descendants of John Swartz, Sr., 1760-1817, of Saunsville, Shenandoah County, Virginia by Benjamin Kinsell Swartz.

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    2. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
    3. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München, Battenberg: 1975. Print.
    4. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    5. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    6. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    7. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
    8. Steed, Henry Wickham . The Hapsburg Monarchy. London: Constable and Company, 1919. Print.
    9. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
    10. 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).
    11. ...

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