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The roots of the German surname Swiggers 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."

Swiggers Early Origins



The surname Swiggers 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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Swiggers Spelling Variations


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Swiggers Spelling Variations



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

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Swiggers Early History


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Swiggers Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Swiggers research. Another 160 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1302, 1358, 1468, and 1600 are included under the topic Early Swiggers History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Swiggers Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Swiggers Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Swiggers 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: Bathas Swick, who settled in Philadelphia in 1753; Francis Schwig, who came to Pennsylvania in 1767; Christoph Swick, a Bavarian who sailed from Bremen to New York on the ship Kosmos in 1853.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Swiggers (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Swiggers (post 1700)



  • Francine Swiggers, Belgian businesswoman, Chairman of the Management Board of the ARCO Group since 2007
  • Ronny Swiggers (b. 1961), Belgium four-time gold, eight-time silver and five-time bronze medalist quiz player

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
    2. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
    3. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    4. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    5. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
    6. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    7. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München, Battenberg: 1975. Print.
    8. Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Deutches Namenbuch. Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp, 1928. Print.
    9. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2000. Print. (ISBN 978-0806303024).
    10. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
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    The Swiggers Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Swiggers 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 28 April 2015 at 08:03.

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