I've come across the Greek form the name Svobos. It is Σβομπος, and when translated, it comes out in English as "svoboda", meaning "freedom". This means that Σβομπος could also mean "freedom", and possibly a Greek form of svoboda.
Also, while looking for Nicholas Svombo on the Census records, I found out that his place of birth is Greece. This is very interesting. I'll try to find out more.
This message was edited by the author on July 24, 2012 at 1:33 AM