When Winifred Helen Swift was born on 19 August 1916, in Faribault, Rice, Minnesota, United States, her father, Curtis Swift, was 40 and her mother, Evelyn Susan Zufall, was 28. She had at least 3 sons and 1 daughter with Selmer Orice Severtson. She lived in Rural, Waupaca, Wisconsin, United States in 1935 and Blue Earth, Faribault, Minnesota, United States for about 10 years. She died on 5 October 1988, in Freeborn, Minnesota, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Blue Earth, Faribault, Minnesota, United States.
English (Lancashire and Yorkshire): nickname for a rapid runner, from Middle English swift ‘swift, fleet’ (Old English swift), or else from the Middle English personal name Swift (Old English Swift).
Irish: when not the English name, an Anglicization (part translation) of Gaelic Ó Fuada which is based on fuad ‘haste’ (see Foody ).
Americanized form of some similar (like-sounding) Jewish name.
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