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New to Family History? Check out our Getting Started page. Check out House Of Names to investigate the origins of the Swainson surname or get a copy of the Swainson family Crest (a great gift idea!).

"SWAINSON, SWANSON, 'son of SWAN,' q.v. The latter form occurs mostly in Caithness. Alanus filius Swani and Walterus films Swani witnessed a charter of land of Tubermor, 1298 (Scon, p. 91). "(The surnames of Scotland. George Fraser Black, 1866-1948)


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Birth, Death and Marriage Records for the Swainson Genealogy

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Some Famous People with the surname of Swainson

Wikipedia William John Swainson FLS, FRS (8 October 1789 ? 6 December 1855), was an English ornithologist, malacologist, conchologist, entomologist and artist.