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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."

Swickard Early Origins



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.

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Swickard Spelling Variations


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Swickard Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Schwickardt, Schweickert, Schweickhardt, Schweicker, Swickard, Schweickel and many more.

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Swickard Early History


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Swickard Early History



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.

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Swickard Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Swickard Early Notables (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.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Swickard (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Swickard (post 1700)



  • Josef Swickard (1866-1940), German-born veteran stage and screen character actor

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Swickard Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    2. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
    3. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    4. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    5. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    6. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
    7. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    8. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    9. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
    10. Bahlow, Hans (Edda Gentry trns). Dictionary of German Names . Madison, Wisconsin: Max Kade Institute, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-924119-35-7).
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    The Swickard Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Swickard Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 5 November 2014 at 11:25.

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