Swope Family History & Genealogy

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Swope Last Name History & Origin

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Updated Sep 13, 2017

History

The Swope family name is a derivative of the name of the ancient Suebi tribe of Northern Europe. 
The historic German region of Swabia is named after the Suevi tribes. Swabia was one of the ten Imperial Circles of the Holy Roman Empire from 1500 to the dissolution of the Empire in 1806.

Name Origin

The name Suebi or Suevi  is from Proto-Germanic *swēbaz, either based on the Proto-Germanic root *swē- meaning "one's own" people, from an Indo-European root *swe-, the third person reflexive pronoun, or borrowed from a Celtic word for "vagabond".

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Nationality & Ethnicity

Ancient Germany and Northern Europe.
In the classical sources, the ethnonym Suebi is used with two different meanings. Firstly, Caesar wrote of them as one specific, but mobile, nation who lived east of the Ubii apparently near modern Hesse. Secondly, in later authors the term Suebi is used more broadly, "to cover a large number of tribes in central Germany". The broad view is expressed in Tacitus's Germania, a basic written source for the Suebic peoples that states:
"We must come now to speak of the Suebi, who do not, like the Chatti or Tencteri, constitute a single nation. They actually occupy more than half of Germany, and are divided into a number of distinct tribes under distinct names, though all generally are called Suebi."

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Early Swopes

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c. 1852 - Unknown 1852 - ?
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c. 1862 - Nov 3, 1944 1862 - 1944
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c. 1863 - Oct 23, 1943 1863 - 1943
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c. 1876 - Oct 18, 1939 1876 - 1939
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c. 1898 - Unknown 1898 - ?
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c. 1899 - Unknown 1899 - ?
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c. 1900 - Unknown 1900 - ?
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c. 1900 - Unknown 1900 - ?

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Most Common First Names

Sample of 20 Swope Biographies

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1932 - Unknown 1932 - ?
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Oct 24, 1877 - Jun 1979 1877 - 1979
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Dec 14, 1915 - Oct 1970 1915 - 1970
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Jul 7, 1886 - Oct 1967 1886 - 1967
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Nov 18, 1896 - Oct 1979 1896 - 1979
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Aug 16, 1935 - Dec 23, 2004 1935 - 2004
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Nov 16, 1896 - Apr 1966 1896 - 1966
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May 30, 1935 - Mar 31, 2002 1935 - 2002
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Nov 20, 1888 - Sep 1972 1888 - 1972
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Aug 12, 1932 - Sep 25, 2008 1932 - 2008
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Mar 11, 1876 - Jan 1971 1876 - 1971
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Feb 10, 1926 - Oct 19, 1999 1926 - 1999
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Dec 5, 1927 - Dec 26, 2005 1927 - 2005
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May 4, 1899 - Sep 1983 1899 - 1983
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Aug 27, 1906 - Jan 1984 1906 - 1984
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Oct 9, 1887 - Feb 1988 1887 - 1988
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May 19, 1908 - Jan 23, 1984 1908 - 1984
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c. 1954 - Unknown 1954 - ?
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c. 1974 - Unknown 1974 - ?
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c. 1918 - Unknown 1918 - ?

Swope Death Records & Life Expectancy

The average age of a Swope family member is 73.4 years old according to our database of 3,268 people with the last name Swope that have a birth and death date listed.

Life Expectancy

73.4 years

Oldest Swopes

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Oct 11, 1900 - May 1, 2004 1900 - 2004
103 years
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Oct 26, 1899 - Mar 7, 2003 1899 - 2003
103 years
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Sep 7, 1875 - Dec 1978 1875 - 1978
103 years
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Dec 13, 1900 - Mar 23, 2003 1900 - 2003
102 years
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Nov 16, 1908 - Apr 2, 2010 1908 - 2010
101 years
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Mar 13, 1905 - Oct 28, 2006 1905 - 2006
101 years
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Feb 27, 1904 - Feb 18, 2006 1904 - 2006
101 years
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Oct 3, 1875 - Sep 1977 1875 - 1977
101 years

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