Swingley History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Swingley family

The surname Swingley 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." [1] "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" [2] 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'" [1] "The name of Swindell is characteristic of Derbyshire, and both varieties occur in the intermediate county of Stafford." [2] "Swindale is a chapelry in the hundred of Shap, co. Westmorland." [3]

Early History of the Swingley family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Swingley research. Another 119 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1510, 1600, 1468, 1561, 1608 and 1651 are included under the topic Early Swingley History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Swingley 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 Swingley family (pre 1700)

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United States Swingley migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Swingley Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Harriet Swingley, aged 30, who arrived in New York in 1895 aboard the ship "Teutonic" from Liverpool, England [4]
Swingley Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Allen A. Swingley, aged 60, who arrived in New York in 1921 aboard the ship "Avare" from Rio de Janeiro [5]
  • Minnie C. Swingley, aged 49, who arrived in New York in 1921 aboard the ship "Avare" from Rio de Janeiro [6]
  • Jessie Swingley, aged 49, who arrived in New York in 1924 aboard the ship "Cedric" from Liverpool, England [7]

Contemporary Notables of the name Swingley (post 1700) +

  • Doug Swingley (b. 1953), American dog musher and dog sled racer, four-time winner of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race across Alaska (1995, 1999, 2000 and 2001)


  1. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  2. ^ Guppy, Henry Brougham, Homes of Family Names in Great Britain. 1890. Print.
  3. ^ Lower, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  4. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JX3K-F2S : 6 December 2014), Harriet Swingley, 30 May 1895; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Teutonic, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  5. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6JF-753 : 6 December 2014), Allen A. Swingley, 07 Jul 1921; citing departure port Rio de Janeiro, arrival port New York, ship name Avare, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  6. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6JF-75Q : 6 December 2014), Minnie C. Swingley, 07 Jul 1921; citing departure port Rio de Janeiro, arrival port New York, ship name Avare, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  7. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JNC7-H2H : 6 December 2014), Jessie Swingley, 01 Sep 1924; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Cedric, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).


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