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."
Early Origins of the Sweigart family
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.
Early History of the Sweigart family
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Sweigart Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Schwäher, Schwähr, Schweher, Schweyer, Schweyher, Schwerer, Schwaeher, Schwier, Swieger, Schwägerl, Schwager, Swager, Schwertfeger and many more.
Early Notables of the Sweigart family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Sweigart family to the New World and Oceana
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Sweigart Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Sweigart (post 1700)
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