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The ancestral home of the Zwaenzigele family is Bavaria. Zwaenzigele is a German nickname surname. Such names came from eke-names, or added names, that described their initial bearer through reference to a physical characteristic or other attribute. It is a name for a graceful person. The name Zwaenzigele is derived from the German word zwanen, which means a swan. There are also numerous places of this name in Germany because the swan symbolizes poetry, which was particularly popular during the Middle Ages.

Zwaenzigele Early Origins



The surname Zwaenzigele was first found in Bavaria, where the name Zwanziger was closely identified in early mediaeval times with the feudal society that would eventually shape the course of European history. The name would later emerge as a noble family with great influence, having many distinguished branches, and become noted for its involvement in social, economic and political affairs.

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Zwaenzigele Spelling Variations


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Zwaenzigele Spelling Variations



Many cultural groups lived in the German states in medieval times. Each had its own dialect and traditions, and unique variations of popular names. Low German, which is similar to contemporary Dutch, was spoken in Westphalia. German names are characterized by additions such as regional suffixes and phrases that tell something about the origin or background of its original bearer. Further contributing to the variation in German names was the fact that there were no spelling rules in medieval times: scribes recorded names according to their sound. The recorded spelling variations of Zwaenzigele include Zwanziger, Zwansiger, Zwanzger, Zwenziger, Zwenzger, Zwaenziger, Zwaenzger, Zwansigen, Zwanzigel, Zwanzigele, Zwenzigen, Zwenzigel, Zwenzigele, Zwaenzigen, Zwaenzigel and many more.

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Zwaenzigele Early History


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Zwaenzigele Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Zwaenzigele research. Another 163 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 178 and 1784 are included under the topic Early Zwaenzigele History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Zwaenzigele Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Zwaenzigele Early Notables (pre 1700)



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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Between the mid-17th and mid-20th centuries, German settlers arrived in North America by the thousands. Persecution based on religion and poverty were great motivators in this large-scale migration. So too was the opportunity for tenant farmers to own their own land. Ample land and opportunity awaited the settlers who went to such states as Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California, as well as Ontario and the prairie provinces of Canada. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Zwaenzigele or a variant listed above: Andreas Zwanzger, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1754; Georg Zwanziger came to America in 1783.; other settlers who established themselves along the eastern seaboard of the United States and in Canada during the 18th and 19th centuries..

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    Other References

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