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Swearingen Early Origins



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.

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Swearingen Spelling Variations


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Swearingen Spelling Variations



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

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Swearingen Early History


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Swearingen Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Swearingen research. 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.

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Swearingen Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Swearingen Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 38 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Swearingen 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:

Swearingen Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Gerett Van Swearingen, who landed in New Castle, Del in 1655

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Contemporary Notables of the name Swearingen (post 1700)


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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

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Suggested Readings for the name Swearingen


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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


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
    2. Garland, Mary and Henry Garland Editions. Oxford Companion To German Literature 3rd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0198158963).
    3. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
    4. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
    5. Steed, Henry Wickham . The Hapsburg Monarchy. London: Constable and Company, 1919. Print.
    6. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
    7. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München, Battenberg: 1975. Print.
    8. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
    9. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Hopeful Journeys German Immigration, Settlement, and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    10. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
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    The Swearingen Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Swearingen 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 9 December 2015 at 09:52.

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