Swallow Family History
Swallow Name Meaning
English (West Yorkshire):: from Middle English swal(e)we swalu ‘swallow’ (Old English swealwe) hence a nickname for someone thought to resemble the bird perhaps in swiftness and grace. habitational name from Swallow (Lincolnshire) probably from a lost river name perhaps derived from a word related to the Indo-European root swel- ‘burn shine’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press