Swick History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The roots of the German surname Swick can be traced back to the former duchy of Swabia, now known as Baden-Wuerttemberg, where the name first emerged. The name means "son of Schwind," which is itself a diminutive of first names, such as Schweibold, Swindbercht, and Schweifer, which are derived from the Old High German "swind," meaning "strong."

Early Origins of the Swick family

The surname Swick was first found in the foothills of the northern Swiss mountains, in the town of Konstanz, where Heinrich Swigger, the earliest recorded bearer of the name, was living in 1255.

Early History of the Swick family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Swick research. Another 101 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1302, 1358, 1468, and 1600 are included under the topic Early Swick History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Swick Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Schwick, Swick, Schwich, Schwigh, Schwigg, Schwigger, Schwiger, Swigger and many more.

Early Notables of the Swick family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Swick Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


Canada Swick migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Swick Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Mr. Philip Swick U.E. who settled in Thurlow [Belleville], Hastings County, Ontario c. 1784 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Swick (post 1700) +

  • Thomas C. Swick, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Jersey, 1956; Member of New Jersey State House of Assembly from Warren County, 1956-59
  • Jesse Howard Swick (1879-1952), American Republican politician, Homeopathic physician
  • Mrs. Frank Swick, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Washington, 1944 (member, Committee to Notify Vice-Presidential Nominee)
  • Kevin J. Swick, American professor of childhood development and proponent of parent involvement
  • Gene Swick (b. 1955), American former NFL football player for the Cleveland Browns and New York Giants in 1976
  • Mike Swick (b. 1979), retired American mixed martial artist
  • Jesse Howard Swick (1879-1952), American politician, Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania (1927-1935)
  • Thomas Carson Swick (b. 1920), well-known lawyer in the American Midwest
  • Leo Emmett Swick (b. 1917), American geologist
  • Tomi Swick, Canadian singer-songwriter


  1. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X


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