When Enoch David Swaim was born on 24 June 1881, in North Carolina, United States, his father, James Lewis Swaim, was 24 and his mother, Nancy Clark Holleman, was 34. He married Mary Elizabeth Phifer on 26 October 1910, in Iredell, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Cool Spring Township, Iredell, North Carolina, United States in 1920. He died on 11 February 1933, in Edwards Township, Wilkes, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 51, and was buried in Wilkes, North Carolina, United States.
Americanized form of Dutch Sweem . Compare Swim and Swims .
History: The surname Swaim was adopted in the late 17th century by the Dutch Barentse (or, according to other sources, Van Pelt) family in Staten Island, NY. The family legend says that it is an acronym for Sworn to Withhold Allegiance from Invading Monarchy, the slogan of a Dutch resistance group in New Netherlands.
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