When Edward SWOBODA was born on 14 June 1911, in Neva, Langlade, Wisconsin, United States, his father, Albert Swoboda, was 41 and his mother, Anna Kasha, was 30. He married Evelyn Mae TURNEY in January 1936. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Antigo, Langlade, Wisconsin, United States in 1940. He died on 4 March 1999, at the age of 87.
Some characteristic forenames: German Otto, Ralf, Bernhard, Dieter, Franz, Friedrich, Hilde, Jutta, Kurt, Wendelin.
Polish: from swoboda ‘freedom’, a technical term in the feudal system for a freeman, i.e. a peasant farmer as opposed to a serf. The name in this form is also found in German-speaking countries, as a German form of both the Polish name and Czech Svoboda .