Whoever closes his eyes to the past is blind to the present.
Richard von Weizsäcker

My actual research is concerned with my family history and not with the research after my birth name Schweiker. However, it is also interesting to know where the actual birth name comes from, how many people in the world carry the masthead or where it occurs realizations.

Germany

Deutschland

It is likely that the actual origin of the name is in Germany because it has been derived from the old German nickname Swindger.

A distribution map of Germany for the surname Schweiker (data collection 2002) shows a concentration of the name in the Baden-Württemberg area. This suggests that the origin of the surname is there. The highest incidence is in Germany in Baden-Württemberg in the districts Ludwigsburg, Heilbronn and Reutlingen country.

A total of 281 results were found in 55 counties. The name Schweiger against it occurs 3887 times in which this occurs more frequently in Bavaria and spread otherwise quite uniformly over the whole of Germany.

 

further variants:
Schweikert 1061 Hits in 176 counties
Schweigert 1005 Hits in 249 counties
Schweikart 449 Hits in 103 counties
Schweighart 131 Hits in 38 counties
Schweikhard 124 Hits in 24 counties
Schweikhardt 71 Hits in 35 counties
Schweighard 2 Hits

United States of America

Dissemination in the United States in 1880 on the left and 1920 right side

Except in Germany and in the United States of America the name Schweiker is still to be found in Switzerland and Luxembourg. He has, however, so far as I could find so far, no wider dissemination.

Spellings

Schweiker, Schweikert, Schweikhard, Schweikhardt, Schweykhardt, Schweikart, Schweikhert, Schweiger, Schweigert, Schweighard, Schweighart, Schweickhart, Schweickert, Schwickert, Schwickhardt, Schwieger, Sweiker

The names family

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Interpretations

Schweiker from the Old German name Swinger (swinger) derived name. These include, inter alia, the surname Schweiger, Schweigert, Schweighard, Schweighar (d) t, Schweikart, Schweikert, Schwickert, law. Ulrich Sweiker is a. Handed down in 1370 in Nuremberg.
Source: Duden of surnames

Schweikert is derived from the Old High German name Swindger name. Here, "swinde" strong, fast or turned. The word "ger" means spear. Thus Swindger is a skilful Spearman.
Swindger is nowadays still used as a male first name.
Other Spellings of Schweikert are also Schweikhert, Schweickhart, Schwickert and law.
Known representatives of this surname are e.g. German author Ulrike Schweikert or the Swiss Ruth Schweikert, also a writer.

Schweikardt The surname Schweikhardt, Schweikart, Schweikart, Schwickert are reinterpretations of Schweiker (t) / Schweiker (t) and the category of associate patronyms: they are derived from Old Saxon nickname Swithger or the Old High German Swindger.

Schweiker as a first name

The name "Schweiker" was used in medieval times as a first name:
Schweiker von Gemmingen
Schweickhardt von Sickingen
Schweiker von Mindelberg
Schweiker von Gundelfingen
Johann Schweikhard von Kronberg

Leading a crest

There are applied for different spellings of the name Arms, which are unfortunately currently locked in Description and image

Schweiger from Lierbach, today community in Ortenaukreis

Guide are eligible:
Erich Schweiger, designer, * Neustadt, Titisee-Neustadt Today, 11/18/1936, his wife Helga, born Hohn, his marital descendants in the male line of both sexes and all other legitimate descendants in the male line of his father Erich Schweiger (1908-1989).

Schweikert from Schötzau, county Graudenz/West Prussia

Guide are eligible:
Submitted or re-recorded on 6 June 1983 by Dietrich Ernst Schweikert, * Schötzau 04.16.1942, for himself and his marital descendants in the male line.

Schweikhardt from Bönnigheim, county Ludwigsburg

Guide are eligible:
at the request of Dieter Schweickhardt, main teacher, * Kirchheim / Teck 15.9.1935 for himself and his marital descendants in the male line and in favor of the remaining marital descendants in the male line of his great-grandfather Johann Friedrich Schweikhardt.

Famous personalities

Richard Schultz Schweiker

 

Richard Schultz Schweiker * 01/06/1926 Former Congress member of the US Senate and Senator of Pennsylvania. Born in Norristown, Pennsylvania.

 

Mark Steven Schweiker

 

Mark Steven Schweiker * 01.31.1953 44th Governor of Pennsylvania from 2001 - 2003. Born in Levittown, Pennsylvania.

In literature, theater and film

The Martinsklause by Ludwig Ganghofer
Auszug (german):
Mit Kopfschütteln hörten die Brüder zu Raitenbuch diese Nachricht. Solch ein Land für die Kirche zu gewinnen, für Ordnung und Gesetz - da galt es, ein schweres Werk zu bestehen. Und sie wussten zur Lösung solcher Aufgabe keinen Besseren zu wählen als Pater Eberwein, der sich, seit er die Weihen trug, als ein Hirte nach jenem Wort des Knaben erwiesen: "Ich hab' nie hüten mögen mit Stecken und Geißel. Sie hören all' auf gute Wort'!" In stolzer Freude hatte er die schwierige Sendung übernommen. Ihm war zu Mut, wie einem jungen Helden, dem der greise Vater sagt: "Dort steht der Feind, hier ist Dein Schwert, nimm und siege!" Mit treibendem Eifer hatte er alle Vorbereitungen für die Ausfahrt getroffen. Drei Männer wurden ihm als Geleit gegeben, Pater Waldram, ein blasser stiller Mönch, den sie um seiner finsteren Strenge willen im Kloster gerne los wurden, und zwei Laienbrüder, Schweiker, der aus Buren stammte, und Wampo von Tegrinsee.

Feuersnot, A musical poem in one act by Ernst von Wolzogen
which Strauss ferreted in the collection "Dutch Tell" (Leipzig, 1843) by Johann Wilhelm Wolf. 1928 give Strauss his hometown Munich the original score of this opera.
People et al Schweiker of Gundelfingen - the Castellan

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