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The ancestral home of the Zwansiger family is Bavaria. Zwansiger 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. Zwansiger is a name for a graceful person. The name Zwansiger 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.

Zwansiger Early Origins



The surname Zwansiger 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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Zwansiger Spelling Variations


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Zwansiger Spelling Variations



One can encounter great variation in the spelling of surnames: in early times, spelling in general, and thus the spelling of names was not yet standardized; and later, spellings would change with branching and movement of families. Variations of the name Zwansiger include Zwanziger, Zwansiger, Zwanzger, Zwenziger, Zwenzger, Zwaenziger, Zwaenzger, Zwansigen, Zwanzigel, Zwanzigele, Zwenzigen, Zwenzigel, Zwenzigele, Zwaenzigen, Zwaenzigel and many more.

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Zwansiger Early History


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Zwansiger Early History



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

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Zwansiger Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Zwansiger Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Zwansiger 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



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 Zwansiger 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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Citations



    Other References

    1. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    2. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
    3. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    4. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
    5. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    6. Garland, Mary and Henry Garland Editions. Oxford Companion To German Literature 3rd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0198158963).
    7. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
    8. Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Deutches Namenbuch. Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp, 1928. Print.
    9. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2000. Print. (ISBN 978-0806303024).
    10. Bahlow, Hans (Edda Gentry trns). Dictionary of German Names . Madison, Wisconsin: Max Kade Institute, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-924119-35-7).
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    The Zwansiger Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Zwansiger 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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