Adam Swan

16 November 1865–
Old Monkland, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of Adam

When Adam Swan was born on 16 November 1865, in Old Monkland, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, David Swan, was 46 and his mother, Marion Cummings, was 44.

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Family Time Line

David Swan
1819–
Marion Cummings
1821–1882
Coventry Swan
1862–
David Swan
1864–
Adam Swan
1865–

Parents and Siblings

siblings

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World Events (3)

1868 · The Representation of the people (Scotland) Act 1868

Age 3

The Representation of the People (Scotland) Act 1868 was passed by Parliament and allowed for the creation of seven additional Scottish seats in the House of Commons. Along with the seats, Two University constituencies were created. These each returned one member to Parliament.
1884

Age 19

Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).
1908

Age 43

London, United Kingdom hosts Summer Olympic Games.

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.

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  • Adam Swan, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"

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