Swift Family History
Swift Name Meaning
English (Lancashire and Yorkshire): nickname for a rapid runner from Middle English swift ‘swift fleet’ (Old English swift) or else from the Middle English personal name Swift (Old English Swift). Irish: when not the English name an Anglicization (part translation) of Gaelic Ó Fuada which is based on fuad ‘haste’ (see Foody ). Americanized form of some similar (like-sounding) Jewish name.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press