Godfrey Swift

Maleabout 1640–20 December 1692

Brief Life History of Godfrey

Godfrey Swift was born about 1640, in Dronfield, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom. He married Anne about 1662, in Dronfield, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He was buried in Dronfield, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom.

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Family Time Line

Godfrey Swift
1640–1692
Anne
1643–1720
Marriage: about 1662
Robert Swift
1663–
Anne Swift
1666–1750
Godfrey Swift
1667–1731

Sources (6)

  • Godfrey Swift in entry for Godfreye Swift, "England, Derbyshire, Church of England Parish Registers, 1537-1918"
  • Godfry Swift, "England, Derbyshire, Church of England Parish Registers, 1537-1918"
  • Godfrey Swift in entry for Anne Swift, "England, Derbyshire, Church of England Parish Registers, 1537-1918"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1662Dronfield, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom
  • Children (3)

    Name Meaning

    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.

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

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