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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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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
    2. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
    3. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
    4. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    5. Bahlow, Hans (Edda Gentry trns). Dictionary of German Names . Madison, Wisconsin: Max Kade Institute, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-924119-35-7).
    6. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
    7. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
    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. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    10. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
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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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