Zwanzigel is a Bavarian nickname
surname. German nicknames came from eke-names, or added names, and tended to describe a physical characteristic or other attribute of their initial bearer. Zwanzigel is a name for a graceful person. The name Zwanzigel 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.
Early Origins of the Zwanzigel family
The surname Zwanzigel 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.
Early History of the Zwanzigel family
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Zwanzigel Spelling Variations
In the medieval era, many different cultural groups lived in the German states. There are thus many regional variations of German surnames from that era. Westphalians
spoke Low German, which is similar to modern Dutch. Many German names carry suffixes that identify where they came from. Others have phrases attached that identify something about the original bearer. Other variations in German names resulted from the fact that medieval scribes worked without the aid of any spelling rules. The spelling variations
of the name Zwanzigel include Zwanziger, Zwansiger, Zwanzger, Zwenziger, Zwenzger, Zwaenziger, Zwaenzger, Zwansigen, Zwanzigel, Zwanzigele, Zwenzigen, Zwenzigel, Zwenzigele, Zwaenzigen, Zwaenzigel and many more.
Early Notables of the Zwanzigel family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Zwanzigel family to the New World and Oceana
German settlers were among the most common to come to North America between the mid-17th and mid-20th centuries. Poverty and religious persecution drove many Bavarians to make this long trek. tenant
farmers were also enticed by the prospect of owning land. From east to west, these German immigrants populated the United States, settling in Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California. Ontario and the prairie provinces of Canada also provided homes to many. Early settlers bearing the Zwanzigel surname or a spelling variation of the name include: 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..