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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 Swarz. It is derived from the low German word "Schwarze," which means "black," or "swarthy."
The surname Swarz 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.
Spelling variations of this family name include: Schwartz, Swartz, Schwarz, Schwartze, Schwarte and others.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Swarz 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 Swarz History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Notable members of the surname Swarz 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 Swarz Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Swarz Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
The Swarz Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Swarz 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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