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Origins and History


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"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 Swanson Family History

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Some Famous People with the surname of Swanson

Wikipedia Gloria Swanson (March 27, 1899 ? April 4, 1983) was an American actress.
Wikipedia Kristen N?el "Kristy" Swanson (born December 19, 1969) is an American actress best known for playing Buffy Summers in the 1992 film "Buffy the Vampire Slayer".
Wikipedia Steve Swanson, of Tampa, Florida, is the current lead guitarist for the death metal band, Six Feet Under.
Wikipedia Jon Edward Swanson (May 1, 1942?February 26, 1971) was a United States Army helicopter pilot during the Vietnam War.
Wikipedia Jandi Swanson born in late 1970s, American child actress, most recognizable probably from the role of "Jenny Drake" in first series of "Baywatch".
Wikipedia Lori Swanson is the Attorney General of the U.
Wikipedia Jackie Swanson (born June 25, 1963) is an American actress.
Wikipedia Riley Swanson (born April 20, 1984 in Atlanta, Georgia) is an American football cornerback who is currently a free agent.
Wikipedia Daniel 'Danny' Swanson (born 28 December, 1986 in Edinburgh) is a Scottish footballer who currently plays as an attacking midfielder for Dundee United.
Wikipedia Brian Swanson (born March 24, 1976 in Eagle River, Alaska) is a professional ice hockey player who currently plays for the Sinupret Ice Tigers of the Deutsche Eishockey Liga in Germany.
Wikipedia Chief Inspector Donald Sutherland Swanson (1848 - 1924) was born in Thurso in Scotland, and was a senior police officer in the Metropolitan Police in London during the notorious Jack the Ripper murders of 1888.
Wikipedia Jean Swanson is an anti-poverty activist living and working in Vancouver, British Columbia.
Wikipedia Stephan Swanson came to prominence as a marine researcher when he successfully placed the satellite transmitter on the famous Great white shark Nicole, the first great white shark ever to be tracked on a 20,000 kilometer migration from South Africa to Australia and back.
Wikipedia Carl A.