Last name: SWANSON

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All you have to know about the last name SWANSON

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SWANSON : This last name is indexed 86,160 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

SWANSON : 2: Americanized form of Swedish Norwegian Danish and North German Svensson and Norwegian and Danish Svensen or Svendsen cognates of 1.1: Scottish (Caithness) and English: from the Middle English and Older Scots personal name Swan an Anglicized form of Old Norse Sveinn (from sveinn ‘lad’) + -son. In northern England Middle English Swanson was in fact an occasional variant of Swainson. In some cases the name may also arise from Middle English swan(e) swon(e) ‘swineherd peasant male servant’ (Old English swān) + -son but this is unlikely to be the usual origin. See Swan.

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