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.
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.
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... Another 28 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Swenson Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
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 Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kansas, 1956
Paul Swenson, American Democrat politician, Presidential Elector for Iowa, 1996
P. G. Swenson, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from North Dakota, 1916
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;
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
^ 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)
^ 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)