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Type Surname (from given name)
Usage German
Other Forms FormsSchwank, Schwenk, Schwenke, Swank, Swenk, Swink, Schwan, Schwann, Schwahn, Swan, Schwaner, Schwenger, Schwinger, Swannick, Swanwick, Swancock, Swannick, Swennick, Swancot, Swancott, Swancock

Meaning & History

From a short form of the German given name Swaneke, a pet form of Swane, ultimately derived from a Germanic compound name formed with swan meaning "swan" as the first element (see Schwenke 2).
Added 10/18/2022 by General9696
Edited 10/18/2022 by General9696