Swartzwelder Family History
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Swartzwelder Name Meaning
Americanized form of German Schwarzwälder, topographic name for someone from the Black Forest in southwest Germany, from Middle High German swartz ‘black’ + walt ‘forest’, or a habitational name from any of several places named Schwarzwald, for example near Gotha.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press