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

Meaning & History

Variant spelling of Schwanke, or apparently a nickname referring to a person's gait, derived from Middle High German swenken meaning "to swing back and forth, to sling" (see Schwenke 1).
Added 10/18/2022 by General9696
Edited 10/18/2022 by General9696