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About the study
Worker at the swine enclosure OE swin, geard.
Earliest reference John de Swynyard 1332 SRLa
Historical occurrences of the name
Thomas Swinyard (1832-1912) went to Hamilton, Ontario, Canada in 1862 and became President of the Canadian Pacific Railway - being the 13th child he accomplished a lot.
James Swinyard (1842-1910) was Chairman of the Licensed Victualler's Association in Stoke Newington.
Distribution of the name
Many detailed family trees
Births 1837-2006 Total 430
Marriages 1837-2005 Total 439
Deaths 1837-2006 Total 333
Census Information 1841 - 1911 for England & Wales
Parish Registers in Kent, London, Middlesex, Surrey & Yorkshire
USA & CANADA -many references
A DNA project has just been registered in the hope that I can establish the connection between the Swinyard surname in London and Kent. There is also a strong possibility that they connect to the Swinerd surname also in Kent. As there are only a mere 20 males living in the UK in 2011 this will be quite a small project but very necessary.
Go to http://www.familytreedna.com/public/Swinyard for more information