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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




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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    2. De Amicis, Edmondo and Helen Zimmern. Holland. Philadelphia: Porter & Coates, 1894. Print.
    3. Strassburger, Ralph B. Pennsylvania German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    4. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
    5. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
    6. De Jong, Gerald Francis. The Dutch in America 1609-1974. New York: Twayne, 1975. Print.
    7. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
    8. Swierenga, Robert P. Compiler Dutch Emigrant to the United State, South Africa, South America and Southeast Asia 1835-1880 An Alphabetical Listing by Househould Heads and Independent Persons. Wilmington, DE: Scholary Resources, 1983. Print.
    9. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München: 1975. Print.
    10. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
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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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