Maria Dorothea Schwab

Brief Life History of Maria Dorothea

Maria Dorothea Schwab was born on 12 October 1754, in Mount Joy, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, British Colonial America as the daughter of Johannes Schwab and Eva Margaretha Ramler. She died about September 1755, in Lebanon Township, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, British Colonial America, at the age of 1.

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Family Time Line

Johannes Schwab
1726–1755
Eva Margaretha Ramler
Ann Barbara Schwab
1751–
Elisabeth Schwab
1752–
Maria Dorothea Schwab
1754–1755

Sources (4)

  • Mary Dorothea F Schwab, "Pennsylvania, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Births and Baptisms, 1520-1999"
  • John Swope_Miscellaneous Books, 1742-1867
  • Maria Dorothea Schwab, "Pennsylvania, Births and Christenings, 1709-1950"

Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): habitational name for someone from Swabia (German Schwaben), from Middle High German Swāp, German Schwabe ‘Swabian’. The region takes its name from an ancient Germanic tribe recorded from the 1st century BC in the Latin form Suebi or Suevi, of uncertain origin; it was an independent duchy from the 10th century until 1313, when the territory was broken up. This surname is also found in France (Alsace and Lorraine), the Netherlands, and some other European countries (compare 2 below).

Germanized form of Czech, Slovak, Rusyn (from Slovakia), Slovenian, and Croatian Šváb or Švab (see Svab ).

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

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