Swain Family History
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Swain Name Meaning
Northern English: occupational name for a servant or attendant, from the Middle English word swein ‘servant’ or Old Norse sveinn ‘boy’, ‘servant’. In Old Norse this word is also found as a personal name in the form Sveinn; so in some cases the origin may be patronymic. Scottish and Irish: reduced form of McSwain.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press
Similar surnames: Swan, Stein, Spain, Hain, Savin, Mcswain, Cain, Stain, Wein, Slavin