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The Polish surname Swider is derived from the word "swidrowac," meaning "to drill." Thus, the name Swider indicates "driller."

Swider Early Origins



The surname Swider was first found in Polesie, the largest province of Poland. It is inhabited by Ruthenians, called Polesians, of Ukrainian descent. The main towns are those of Brest Litovsk, Pinsk, Kobryn, Kamenets, Litovsk, and Luninets. It was in this province that the renowned Radziwills and Sapiehas held their vast estates. Wolczyn was the seat of the Czartoryski family. The surname became noted for its many branches in the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. In their later history the name became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into this most influential family. They held a family seat in Leibitz.

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Swider Spelling Variations


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Swider Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Swiderski, Swederski, Swidersky, Swedersky and many more.

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Swider Early History


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Swider Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Swider research. Another 288 words (21 lines of text) covering the year 1653 is included under the topic Early Swider History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Swider Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Swider Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Swider 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 were:

Swider Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Oniri Swider, aged 60, landed in Pennsylvania in 1741

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Contemporary Notables of the name Swider (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Swider (post 1700)



  • Mike Swider (b. 1955), American football head coach at Wheaton College in Wheaton, Illinois
  • Larry Swider (b. 1955), former American NFL football punter who played from 1979 to 1985

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Swider Historic Events


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Swider Historic Events




Empress of Ireland

  • Mr. Stanislaw Swider, American Third Class Passenger from Detroit, Michigan, United States who was traveling aboard the Empress of Ireland and died in the sinking on May 29th 1914

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Swider Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Hollowak, Thomas L. Polish Heads of Household in Maryland: An Index to the 1910 Census. Wesminister MD: Family Line Publications, 1990. Print.
    2. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    3. White, Davis, and S. Jeanne. People of Polonia: The 1910 Census ward Two--Baltimore City Maryland, Part1. Baltimore, MD: Historyk Press, 1994. Print.
    4. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    5. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
    6. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
    7. Jones, Stephen. The History of Poland: From Its Origin as a Nation to the Year 1795. London: Vernor and Hood, 1795. Print.
    8. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
    9. Sanford, George. Historical Dictionary of Poland. Poland: Scarecrow Press, 2003. Print.
    10. Stupnicki, H. Herbarz Polski Polish Armorial, 2 Volumes. London: Figaro Press, 1963. Print.
    11. ...

    The Swider Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Swider 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 1 July 2016 at 13:28.

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