James Swan

from 1774 to 1780–

The Life of James

James Swan was born from 1774 to 1780. He married Ruth Starret on 19 March 1800, in Lincoln, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons.

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James Swan
Ruth Starret
Marriage: 19 March 1800
William Summerfield Swann
John W. Swann

Spouse and Children


    Ruth Starret


19 March 1800
Lincoln, North Carolina, United States


Name Meaning

1 Scottish and English: from Middle English swan ‘swan’, hence a nickname for a person noted for purity or excellence (which were taken to be attributes of the swan), or resembling a swan in some other way. This was also an Old Norse and Old English personal name, from which the surname may be derived. In some cases it may be a habitational name for someone who lived at a house with the sign of a swan.2 variant of English Swain .3 Americanized form of German Schwan .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Possible Related Names

Sources (2)

  • James Swann Or Swan, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "
  • James Swan, "North Carolina, Marriages, 1759-1979"

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