Subject: Re: German surname SCHEWHM / SCHWEMM
Author: Andy ;—)   (guest)
Date: July 17, 2018 at 7:30 AM
Reply to: Re: German surname SCHEWHM / SCHWEMM by thegriffon

I have tried to find an etymological connection between schweifen and sweimen, but wasn't able to find anything. I also didn't read anything about sweimen being a Palatinate word. As far as I know, nothing similar is in use in the Palatinate dialects today. There seems to be nothing comparable in Old High German.
The change from f to m does not seem very likely to me.

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