The name Sweigert is generally thought to be derived from the Middle High German word "swaere" meaning "grieved" or "sad," suggesting one who was grieved or saddened. Sweigert may have originated as a nickname
, derived from a physical characteristic or personal attribute of the initial bearer. In some cases, the Sweigert 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 Sweigert family
The surname Sweigert was 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.
Early History of the Sweigert family
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Sweigert 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 Sweigert family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Sweigert family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Sweigert Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Adam Sweigert, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1753 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)