When John Zephaniah Swallow was born on 7 May 1748, in Kent, Delaware, United States, his father, Zephaniah Swallow, was 28 and his mother, Mrs. Charity Swallow, was 28. He married Mary Ann Greene in 1769, in Fauquier, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Fauquier, Virginia, United States in 1830. He died on 23 November 1830, in Butler Township, Montgomery, Ohio, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Montgomery, Ohio, United States.
English (West Yorkshire):
from Middle English swal(e)we, swalu ‘swallow’ (Old English swealwe), hence a nickname for someone thought to resemble the bird, perhaps in swiftness and grace.
habitational name from Swallow (Lincolnshire), probably from a lost river name, perhaps derived from a word related to the Indo-European root swel- ‘burn, shine’.