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

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

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More information is included under the topic Early Sweden Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Sweden Settlers in United States in the 18th Century


  • Elizab Sweden, who settled in New York in 1710

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  7. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
  8. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München: 1975. Print.
  9. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  10. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
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The Sweden Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Sweden 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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