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Swatton Early Origins



The surname Swatton was first found in Holland, where the name became noted for its many branches in the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. The name was first recorded in Amsterdam, an ancient 13th century town held by the Lords of Amstel. Giesebrecht II built a castle there. Geisbrecht III built the dam to keep out the sea. It is first mentioned in charters of 1275 when Floris IV, the count of Holland granted its charter. It became a city of great mercantile wealth. It hold great treasures of art. In their later history the surname became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into a most influential family.

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Swatton Spelling Variations


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Swatton Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Sweepen, Sweeden, Swiepen, Swieden, Sweecham, van Sweepen, van Swiepan, van Sweedin, Swieten, van Swieten and many more.

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Swatton Early History


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Swatton Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Swatton research. Another 267 words (19 lines of text) covering the year 1753 is included under the topic Early Swatton History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Swatton Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Swatton Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Swatton 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 or some of its variants were: Ouzeel Sweeten, who arrived in New York in 1692; Elizab Sweden, who settled in New York in 1710; Rebecca Sweeden, who came to Key West, FL in 1844; James Sweeden, who settled in Key West, FL in 1844.

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Swatton Historic Events


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Swatton Historic Events




HMS Hood

  • Mr. Bertram C Swatton (b. 1912), English Petty Officer serving for the Royal Navy from Amesbury, Wiltshire, England, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    2. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
    3. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    4. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    5. Bahlow, Hans. Abhandlungen zur Namenforschung und Buchgeschichte. 1980. Print. (ISBN 978-3768690522).
    6. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
    7. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
    8. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
    9. 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).
    10. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
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    The Swatton Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Swatton 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 10 March 2016 at 12:31.

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