Swenson History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
Early Origins of the Swenson family
The surname Swenson was first found in Durham where they were Lords of the manor of Stockton from early times. But by the year 1221 they had moved north into Scotland and acquired the lands of Swaynystoun, near Colinton, in Midlothian, where Duncan Swainston was the scion of that branch. 
Swainston Manor lies 1 mile (1.6 km) to the east of Calbourne on the Isle of Wight. It was originally a manor house but has now been converted to a hotel. It has a 12th-century chapel on its 32 acres thought to have been built by the Bishops of Winchester.
Early History of the Swenson family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Swenson research. Another 98 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1605, 1661, 1660, 1661, 1660 and 1661 are included under the topic Early Swenson History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Swenson Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Swainson, Swanston, Swenson, Swenston, Swainston, Swanson and many more.
Early Notables of the Swenson family (pre 1700)
Notable amongst the family name during their early history was Dr. Alan Swainston of York; and Francis Swanton (c 1605-1661) of Wincanton, Somerset, an English lawyer and politician...
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In the United States, the name Swenson is the 1,725th most popular surname with an estimated 17,409 people with that name. 
Swenson migration to the United States +
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Swenson Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- David Swenson, aged 29, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1838 
- Gustavus C Swenson, aged 25, who landed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1843 
- Ephraim Swenson, who landed in Texas in 1850-1906 
- Ewen Swenson, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1850 
- Anders Swenson, aged 38, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1850 
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Contemporary Notables of the name Swenson (post 1700) +
- Oscar Adolph Swenson (1877-1951), American Republican politician, Member of Minnesota State House of Representatives, 1913-28 (20th District 1913-14, 15th District 1915-28); Speaker of the Minnesota State House of Representatives, 1931
- Winifred Swenson, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1948
- William G. Swenson, American politician, Mayor of Longmont, Colorado, 1981-85
- W. G. Swenson, American politician, Representative from Nevada 1st District, 2000
- Swen Swenson (1836-1905), American politician, Member of Minnesota State House of Representatives 17th District, 1887
- Ross Swenson, American Democratic Party politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kansas, 1956
- Paul Swenson, American Democratic Party politician, Presidential Elector for Iowa, 1996
- P. G. Swenson, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from North Dakota, 1916
- Olin Swenson, American politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Wisconsin 10th District, 1922
- Ole Swenson, American politician, Member of South Dakota State House of Representatives 44th District, 1891-92
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Historic Events for the Swenson family +
- John Wrey Swenson (d. 1945), British Leading Telegraphist aboard the HMS Dorsetshire when she was struck by air bombers and sunk; he died in the sinking 
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Suggested Readings for the name Swenson +
- The Search for Ancestors: a Swedish-American Family Saga by Hildor Arnold Barton.
- The Swenson Saga and The SMS Ranches by Mary Whatley Clarke.
- ^ Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)
- ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm
- ^ 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)
- ^ Force Z Survivors HMS Dorsetshire Crew List, (Retrieved 2018, February 13th), https://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listdorsetshirecrew.html