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Early Origins of the Swearingen family


The surname Swearingen was first found in Mecklenburg, where the name contributed greatly to the development of an emerging nation, and would later play a large role in the tribal and national conflicts of the area. Over time, the family name branched into other houses, where their influence continued to be felt because of the important role they played in the local social and political affairs. They were the ancient counts of Schwerin in Mecklinberg.

Early History of the Swearingen family


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Another 151 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1684 and 1757 are included under the topic Early Swearingen History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Swearingen Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Schwerin, Schwerinsburg and others.

Early Notables of the Swearingen family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Swearingen family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Swearingen Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Gerett Van Swearingen, who landed in New Castle, Del in 1655 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Contemporary Notables of the name Swearingen (post 1700)


  • Rob Swearingen (b. 1963), American businessman and politician, Member of the Wisconsin State Assembly (2013-)
  • Terri Swearingen, American nurse from Ohio, awarded the Goldman Environmental Prize in 1997
  • Addie Peed Swearingen (1904-2008), American former beautician who became a philanthropist
  • Thomas Van Swearingen (1784-1822), American politician, U.S. Representative from Virginia (1819-1822)
  • Henry Swearingen (1792-1849), American politician, U.S. Representative from Ohio (1838-1841)
  • Edward J. "Ed" Swearingen (b. 1925), American aeronautical engineer
  • Lawson Lewis Swearingen Jr. (b. 1944), former American Democratic member of the Louisiana State Senate (1990-1991)
  • James Swearingen, American composer and arranger
  • Thomas Van Swearingen (1784-1822), American politician, Member of Virginia State Legislature; U.S. Representative from Virginia, 1819-22 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 9) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

Suggested Readings for the name Swearingen


  • American Pilgrimage for Lesans, Blanchards, Swearingers by Ruth Blanchard Knudson.
  • Some Descendants of Garrett Vansweringen (also Swearingen) of St. Mary's, Maryland by Frances C.T. Daniels.

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Citations


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 9) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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