William Swanson

about 1737–
Dunnet, Caithness, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of William

When William Swanson was born about 1737, in Dunnet, Caithness, Scotland, his father, John Swanson, was 27 and his mother, Wylett Allan, was 18. He married Elspeth Cock about 1759, in Dunnet, Caithness, Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters.

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William Swanson
Elspeth Cock
Marriage: about 1759
Francis Swanson
Margaret Swanson
John Swanson
Christian Swanson
William Swanson

Spouse and Children

about 1759
Dunnet, Caithness, Scotland, United Kingdom


Parents and Siblings



Name Meaning

1 Americanized spelling of Swedish Svensson or Danish and Norwegian Svensen ( see Svendsen ).2 Scottish and northern English: patronymic from the personal name Swan .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Parish registers for Halkirk; ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSHW-T9L1-G
  • Parish registers for Dunnet; ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSHW-T9G3-3
  • Parish Registers of Scotland

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