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Swirsky Early Origins



The surname Swirsky was first found in Warsaw, the largest province of Poland, formerly the principality of Mazovia. The Capital is the city of Warwsaw. The main towns are Warsaw, Plock, Wloclawek, Zyrardow, Gostynin, Grojec and Kutno. Warsaw was chosen as the royal residence in the mid 16th century and became focal point of all culture of the Polish peoples. The surname became noted for its many branches in the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. In their later history the name became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into this most influential family.

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Swirsky Spelling Variations


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Swirsky Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Swiridow, Swirnowsky, Swirski, Swirsky, Swyridowsky, Swyrnowecky, Swirdowsky, Swieredov and many more.

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Swirsky Early History


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Swirsky Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Swirsky research. Another 271 words (19 lines of text) covering the years 1697 and 1739 are included under the topic Early Swirsky History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Swirsky Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Swirsky Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Swirsky 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 or some of its variants were: Panko Swirski and his wife Ksenia, who settled in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1898 with their two sons; and Frank Swirski, who applied for naturalization in Illinois in 1912..

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Contemporary Notables of the name Swirsky (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Swirsky (post 1700)



  • Robert Swirsky (b. 1962), American computer scientist and author, known for his work on PostScript with Adobe and with Walt Disney Imagineering
  • Rachel Swirsky (b. 1982), American literary, speculative fiction and fantasy writer, poet, and editor, recipient of the 2010 Nebula Award for her "The Lady Who Plucked Red Flowers Beneath the Queen’s Window"
  • Chuck Swirsky (b. 1954), American radio announcer for the NBA Chicago Bulls
  • Seth Swirsky (b. 1960), American Grammy Award nominated pop music songwriter

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
    2. Sanford, George. Historical Dictionary of Poland. Poland: Scarecrow Press, 2003. Print.
    3. Stupnicki, H. Herbarz Polski Polish Armorial, 2 Volumes. London: Figaro Press, 1963. Print.
    4. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    5. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    6. Niesiecki, Kasper. Herbarz Polski Polish Armorial, 10 Volumes. Lipsk: Breitkopf & Härtel, 1839. Print.
    7. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Harper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    8. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
    9. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    10. Colletta, John P. They Came in Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
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    The Swirsky Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Swirsky 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.

    This page was last modified on 13 December 2013 at 15:41.

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