Origins Available: German
The name Swind is derived from the Middle High German word "swinde," meaning "impetuous," or "fierce." It was probably a nickname
of the person who came to be the first bearer of Swind as a surname.
Early Origins of the Swind family
The surname Swind was first found in Upper Germany
. Early records of the name include Conrad Swinde of Grunberg in Hesse in 1362, and Nicolaus Swindel in Mies in 1364.
Early History of the Swind family
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Swind Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Schwindt, Schwind, Schwinde, Schwindl,Swind, Swinde, Swindel and many more.
Early Notables of the Swind family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Swind family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Friedrich Schwind, who was one of the Hessian troops in the American War for Independence, recorded in America in 1776; Johannes Schwind, whose Oath of Allegiance was recorded in Pennsylvania in 1743.