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Claire (View posts)
Posted: 953071060000
Just in case anyone's reading this who isn't aware of the fact that these three names are all part of Gerrett Van Swearingen's line, let me share the following with you.

Gerrett Van Swearingen, b. 1636 in Beemsterdam, Holland, was originally named "VON" Swearingen, but changed the name to "VAN". His son, Thomas, later anglicized it by dropping the "Van" altogether, thus beginning the "Swearingen" use.

I have recently found information to indicate that Gerrett was descended from a David Janse Swieringh and am attempting to find more information on this connection.

Somewhere along the line in David Swieringh's pedigree, there is a Prince of Orange.

Anybody have anything on this connection?
David was born ca.1582 and died ca.1612 and was married to a Hester Jacobs whose dates are estimated to be 1639-1697.

Thanks . . .

Claire D


Toni Swearingen-Osegueda (View posts)
Posted: 954772893000
Just wanted to tell Clair that there is a book called Colonial Families Of The United States. In this book it states on page 220 The American ancestor of the family was Geret Van Swearingen, b. in Bemsterdam, Holland, in 1636: was a younger son of a family belonging to the nobility: came to America, 8th March, 1655. So perhaps there is a Prince in this line back further.

hello swearingens

John Lance Swearingen (View posts)
Posted: 956164112000
Hey all,im in florida and i was born in ohio and my family is from kentucky,just wanted to say hello.:)

Re: Swearingen/VanSwearingen/Swieringh

Posted: 1129859599000
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I would like to learn more about Gerrets early family. Thank you for your time.

Re: hello swearingens

Posted: 1331072331000
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See Man !

Re: hello swearingens

Posted: 1392026310000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Swearingen
hello all, my grandmother is pearl swearingen. we all are still living in scioto county ohio. very awesome to see all of you distant relatives on here! And to whoever posted the pictures of Frances Asbury Swearingen THANK YOU!! So awesome to see them!
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