Last name: SWAIN

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SWAIN : This last name is indexed 143,918 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

SWAIN : 1: English: from the Middle English personal name Swain Swein (Old Norse Sveinn Sven from sveinn ‘lad’).2: English: occupational name from Middle English swein ‘servant attendant; boy young man’ (Old Norse sveinn). The word could also denote a swineherd or a peasant in general. The name was thoroughly confused with Swan 1.3: Irish: when not the English name possibly an Anglicized form of Mac Suibhne; see McSwain.

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