The roots of the German surname Swickard can be traced back to the former duchy of Swabia, now known as Baden-Wuerttemberg, where the name first emerged. The name is derived from the Lower Saxony personal name
"swindger," which referred to a "skillful spear fighter."
Early Origins of the Swickard family
The surname Swickard 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 Swickard family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Swickard research.Another 223 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1302, 1358, 1468, 1500, 1600, 1746, 1797 and 1790 are included under the topic Early Swickard History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Swickard Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Schwickardt, Schweickert, Schweickhardt, Schweicker, Swickard, Schweickel and many more.
Early Notables of the Swickard family (pre 1700)
Another 45 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Swickard Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Swickard family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Hans Philipp Schweickhardt, who arrived at Philadelphia in 1727; Jacob Schweickard, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1741; Abraham Schweickart, who came to Philadelphia in 1749.
Contemporary Notables of the name Swickard (post 1700)
- Josef Swickard (1866-1940), German-born veteran stage and screen character actor