Early Origins of the Swynford family
The surname Swynford was first found in Leicestershire
at Swinford, a parish, in the union of Lutterworth, hundred
of Guthlaxton 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
in 1332. 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
. The latter has had the largest population over the years. Literally the place name means: "pig ford," from the Old English "swin" + "ford." CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
parish was listed in the Domesday Book
as Svineford 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 Swynford family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Swynford research.Another 101 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1190, 1250, 1613, 1694, 1645, 1648, 1659, 1613, 1694, 1640 and 1694 are included under the topic Early Swynford History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Swynford Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Swinford, Swynford, Swinforde, Swynforte, Swinfort, Swynfort, Swinfen, Swinhoe, Swinhoe, Swinfin and many more.
Early Notables of the Swynford 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)... Another 28 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Swynford Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Swynford family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: settlers were recorded from the mid 17th century in the great migration from Europe. Migrants settled in the eastern seaboard from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Florida, and to the islands..