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Where did the German Sweigart family come from? What is the German Sweigart family crest and coat of arms? When did the Sweigart family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Sweigart family history?

The name Sweigart is generally thought to be derived from the Middle High German word "swaere" meaning "grieved" or "sad," suggesting one who was grieved or saddened. Sweigart may have originated as a nickname, derived from a physical characteristic or personal attribute of the initial bearer. In some cases, the Sweigart name may have also been derived from the German word "schwer" meaning "father-in-law" or "schwager" meaning "brother-in-law."

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Spelling variations of this family name include: Schwäher, Schwähr, Schweher, Schweyer, Schweyher, Schwerer, Schwaeher, Schwier, Swieger, Schwägerl, Schwager, Swager, Schwertfeger and many more.

First found in Germany, where Chunrat der Swaere was recorded in Bavaria in 1225 and Hentze Sweher in Rohrbach in Hesse in 1366. There is reference to one Christoph Schweher in 1565 from Budweis, and G. Magnus Schweyher in 1719 from Nuremberg.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Sweigart research. Another 196 words(14 lines of text) covering the years 1772 and 1820 are included under the topic Early Sweigart History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Another 24 words(2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Sweigart Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Sweigart Settlers in United States in the 20th Century


  • Washington Sweigart, aged 33, who arrived in America in 1908

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  • Captian Frank Sweigart, former officer in the United States Navy, Deputy Director of the Office for the Administrative Review of Detained Enemy Combatants


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The Sweigart Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Sweigart 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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