Swinson History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Swinson family

The surname Swinson was first found in Herefordshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 13th century when they held estates in that shire.

Early History of the Swinson family

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Swinson Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Swansey, Swancey, Swinsey, Swincey, Swansea, Swansee, Swansie, Swancie, Swincie, Swinsea, Swonsey and many more.

Early Notables of the Swinson family (pre 1700)

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Swinson Ranking

In the United States, the name Swinson is the 8,343rd most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [1]


United States Swinson migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Swinson Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • John Swinson, who arrived in Virginia in 1714 [2]
  • Rebecca Swinson, who landed in Virginia in 1714 [2]
Swinson Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Emanuel Swinson, aged 20, who landed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1833 [2]

Australia Swinson migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Swinson Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • William J. Swinson, aged 30, who arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Calphurnia" [3]
  • J. Swinson, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Calphurnia" in 1849 [3]
  • Ann Swinson, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Calphurnia" in 1849 [3]

Contemporary Notables of the name Swinson (post 1700) +

  • Corey Swinson (1969-2013), American NFL football defensive tackle in 1995
  • Aaron Swinson (b. 1971), American basketball player
  • Gwynn T Swinson, Secretary of the North Carolina Department of Administration
  • Tim Swinson (b. 1987), English rugby union footballer
  • Arthur Swinson (1915-1970), British Army officer, writer, playwright, and historian
  • Jo Swinson (b. 1980), Liberal Democrat Member of Parliament for Dunbartonshire East constituency near Glasgow in Scotland
  • Richard P Swinson MD, FRCPC, FRCPsych, DPM, former Chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, McMaster University
  • David Swinson Maynard (1808-1873), American pioneer, one of Seattle's founding fathers

HMS Hood
  • Mr. Ernest J Swinson (b. 1913), English Ordnance Artificer 3rd Class serving for the Royal Navy from Thames Ditton, England, who sailed into battle and died in the HMS Hood sinking [4]


  1. ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm
  2. ^ 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)
  3. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The CALPHURNIA 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Calpurnia.htm
  4. ^ H.M.S. Hood Association-Battle Cruiser Hood: Crew Information - H.M.S. Hood Rolls of Honour, Men Lost in the Sinking of H.M.S. Hood, 24th May 1941. (Retrieved 2016, July 15) . Retrieved from http://www.hmshood.com/crew/memorial/roh_24may41.htm


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