When Ruth Swearingen was born about 1837, in Missouri, United States, her father, William D Swearingen, was 69 and her mother, Rebecca Vaughn Musam, was 34.
Americanized form of Dutch Van Sweeringen: probably a habitational name for someone from one of two places in Germany named Schweringen, one in the Hanover region and the other near Bremen. Alternatively, an altered form of Swieringa . The surname (Van) Sweeringen is not found in the Netherlands. Compare Van Swearingen .
History: A 17th-century law-enforcement officer by the name of Gerrit van Sweeringen is recorded at New Amstel on the Delaware River.
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