Swindells History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Early Origins of the Swindells family
The surname Swindells was first found in East Cheshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor near Cheadle. "This was in the parish of Cheadle, in which immediate district all our Swindells have sprung."  "The name of Swindells in this county has mostly been confined to Stockport parish, and especially to the townships of Marple and Disley, from the reign of Henry VIII. to the present day"  One source claims the family was "a branch of the family of Howford [which] held a small estate here (Bosden) in the 14th century, called 'Swyndelves'"  "The name of Swindell is characteristic of Derbyshire, and both varieties occur in the intermediate county of Stafford."  "Swindale is a chapelry in the hundred of Shap, co. Westmorland." 
Early History of the Swindells family
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Swindells Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Swindell, Swindale, Swindle, Swyndel, Swindlehurst, Swingelhurst, Shinglehurst, Singlehurst, Swinglehurst, Swindlehirst and many more.
Early Notables of the Swindells family (pre 1700)
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Swindells migration to the United States +
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Swindells Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Joshua Swindells, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1865 
Swindells migration to Australia +
Emigration to Australia
followed the First Fleets
of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:
Swindells Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- Mr. George Swindells, British convict who was convicted in Chester, Cheshire, England for 14 years, transported aboard the "Bussorah Merchant" on 1st October 1829, arriving in Tasmania ( Van Diemen's Land) 
- Mr. Samuel Swindells, British Convict who was convicted in Derby, Derbyshire, England for 7 years, transported aboard the " Dunvegan Castle" on 13th March 1830, arriving in New South Wales, Australia 
- Mr. James Swindells, English convict who was convicted in Lancaster, Lancashire, England for 10 years, transported aboard the "Earl Grey" on 27th July 1838, arriving in New South Wales, Australia 
- Mr. John Swindells, English convict who was convicted in Chester, Cheshire, England for 14 years, transported aboard the "Duncan" on 10th December 1840, arriving in Tasmania ( Van Diemen's Land) 
- Herbert Swindells, English convict from Staffordshire, who was transported aboard the "Anna Maria" on March 6, 1848, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia 
Contemporary Notables of the name Swindells (post 1700) +
- Charles Joseph "Butch" Swindells, American diplomat, former United States Ambassador to New Zealand and Samoa
- Steve Swindells (b. 1952), English singer-songwriter, keyboardist and journalist
- Robert E. Swindells (b. 1939), English author of children's and young-adult fiction
- Jack "Jackie" Swindells (1937-2009), English professional footballer who played from 1957 to 1974
Related Stories +
- ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
- ^ Guppy, Henry Brougham, Homes of Family Names in Great Britain. 1890. Print.
- ^ Lower, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
- ^ 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)
- ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 10th November 2020). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/bussorah-merchant
- ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 12th August 2021). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/dunvegan-castle
- ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 17th August 2021). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/earl-grey
- ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 11th August 2021). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/duncan
- ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Anna Maria voyage to Van Diemen's Land or Port Phillip, Australia in 1848 with 190 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/anna-maria/1848