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Swinyard

 

About the study

SWINYARD is my maternal grandmother's maiden surname. I started collecting data back in 1986 and registered the One-Name Study in 1989. I am in contact with many Swinyard families in the UK, USA, Canada, New Zealand and Argentina.

Variant names

 

Name origin

Worker at the swine enclosure OE swin, geard.

Earliest reference John de Swynyard 1332 SRLa

History 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

 

Data

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

DNA

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

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