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Swinford Early Origins



The surname Swinford 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.

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Swinford Spelling Variations


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Swinford Spelling Variations



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

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Swinford Early History


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Swinford Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Swinford 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 Swinford History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Swinford Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Swinford Early Notables (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)...

Another 28 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Swinford 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 were:

Swinford Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Mildred Swinford, aged 10, who arrived in America from Minster, England, in 1905
  • Oscar Swinford, aged 25, who arrived in Dewar, Oklahoma, in 1922
  • Charles Swinford, aged 34, who arrived in Detroit, Michigan, in 1922
  • Josephine Swinford, aged 21, who arrived in Detroit, Michigan, in 1922
  • Madeline Swinford, aged 28, who arrived in America from Dewar, Oklahoma, in 1922
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Swinford Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Peter Swinford, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1749

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Contemporary Notables of the name Swinford (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Swinford (post 1700)



  • Commander Harold D. Swinford, U.S. Navy, American former commander of the Navy Nuclear Power Unit at McMurdo Station (1963 and 1968), eponym of Mount Swinford, Antarctica
  • Emerson Swinford, American guitarist, composer/songwriter and producer, best known as the guitarist in the Rod Stewart band
  • Mac Swinford (1899-1975), United States federal judge, Member of the Kentucky House of Representatives from 1926 to 1929
  • David Anthony Swinford (b. 1941), American agricultural consultant and lobby, Member of the Texas House of Representatives (1991-2010)
  • Rita Swinford MD, American practicing pediatric nephrology at The University of Texas Medical School at Houston
  • Thomas Francis Swinford (1839-1915), English cricketer who played for Kent in 1874, captain in H. M.'s 98th Regiment (North Staffordshire)
  • Mark Swinford, English photographer

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Citations


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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)

Other References

  1. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  2. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  3. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  4. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  5. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  6. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
  7. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  8. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  9. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
  10. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
  11. ...

The Swinford Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Swinford 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.

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