Swim History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Swim family

The surname Swim was first found in Saxony, where the name came from humble beginnings but gained a significant reputation for its contribution to the emerging mediaeval society. It later became more prominent as many branches of the same house acquired distant estates and branches, some in foreign countries, always elevating their social status by their great contributions to society.

Early History of the Swim family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Swim research. Another 76 words (5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Swim History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Swim Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Schwemin, Zwehmen, Schwemmin, Schwimin, Schwimmin, Schweminn, Schwemminn, Schweming, Schweimin, Schwiemin, Schwemen, Schwemmen, Schweimen, Schweman, Schwemann, Schwiman, Schwimann, Zwemen, Zwemmen, Zweman, Zwemann, Schwehmen, Shwimin, Swimin, Schwehmenn, Schwehman, Schwehmann, Schwehmin and many more.

Early Notables of the Swim family (pre 1700)

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United States Swim migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Swim Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • John Swim, who settled in New York in 1812
  • John Swim, aged 31, who arrived in New York in 1812 [1]
  • Josh Swim, who settled in North America in 1823
  • Robert Swim, who arrived in Kansas in 1860
  • John A. Swim, who settled in San Diego in 1870
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Canada Swim migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Swim Settlers in Canada in the 16th Century
  • Mathias Swim, who settled in Nova Scotia sometime between 1598 and 1867
Swim Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Mr. Michael Swim U.E. (b. 1754) born in England who settled in Shelburne, Nova Scotia c. 1784 he died in 1845 [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Swim (post 1700) +

  • Brian E. Swim, American Libertarian politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Utah 2nd District, 1998


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X


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