Swab Family History
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Swab Name Meaning
Altered spelling of Dutch Swaab, a regional name for someone from Swabia, or the German cognate Schwab. American form of Slovenian Švab, ethnic name for a colonist from Swabia, or any German speaker (see German Schwab). In the Balkans, this was a generic term for a German speaker.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press