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Early Origins of the Swinerd family


The surname Swinerd was first found in Leicestershire at Swinford, a parish, in the union of Lutterworth, hundred of Guthlaxton [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
where Geoffrey de Swinford was listed in the Pipe Rolls of 1190. While this is the first listing others quickly followed in other shires and counties including: William de Swyneford in the Feet of Fines of Lancashire in 1250 and Roger de Swyneford in the Subsidy Rolls of Warwickshire in 1332. [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
As a place name Swinford can be found in the aforementioned Leicestershire, Berkshire, Oxfordshire and Staffordshire. The latter has had the largest population over the years. Literally the place name means: "pig ford," from the Old English "swin" + "ford." [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
The Leicestershire parish was listed in the Domesday Book as Svineford [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
and the oldest listing was found in Oxfordshire as Swynford in 931; in other words it was a Saxon village before the Conquest.

Early History of the Swinerd family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Swinerd research.
Another 201 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1190, 1250, 1613, 1694, 1645, 1648, 1659, 1613, 1694, 1640 and 1694 are included under the topic Early Swinerd History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Swinerd Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Swinford, Swynford, Swinforde, Swynforte, Swinfort, Swynfort, Swinfen, Swinhoe, Swinhoe, Swinfin and many more.

Early Notables of the Swinerd family (pre 1700)


Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Richard Swinfen, of Swinfen, Staffordshire; and his son, John Swinfen (1613-1694), an English politician, Member of Parliament for Stafford (1645-1648)...
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Migration of the Swinerd family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Swinerd Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Humphrey Swinerd, aged 36, a sawyer, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Avalanche" in 1875
  • Frances Swinerd, aged 32, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Avalanche" in 1875
  • Humphrey Swinerd, aged 13, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Avalanche" in 1875
  • Charles Swinerd, aged 11, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Avalanche" in 1875
  • Fanny M. Swinerd, aged 10, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Avalanche" in 1875
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  3. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  4. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)

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