The surname Zwinge was first found in Nuremburg, where the name Zwinger contributed greatly to the development of an emerging nation which would later play a large role in the tribal and national conflicts of the area. In later years the name branched into many houses, each playing a significant role in the local social and political affairs. In Switzerland there lived a Hugo Moench, named Zwinger, who was a Knight in Basel in 1303.
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Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: George Peter Zwinger, aged 40; who emigrated to America with his wife and their two children in 1709; Johann Zwinger came to America in 1730; J.P. Zwingler arrived in Philadelphia in 1785.