Raymond George Wesley Swan

1898–12 April 1954 (Age 56)
Bega Valley, New South Wales, Australia

The Life of Raymond George Wesley

When Raymond George Wesley Swan was born in 1898, in Bega Valley, New South Wales, Australia, his father, George Swan, was 47 and his mother, Marie Helena Nietzche, was 40. He married Vera Blanche Filby in 1934, in Grenfell, New South Wales, Australia. He died on 12 April 1954, in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, at the age of 56.

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Family Time Line

Raymond George Wesley Swan
Vera Blanche Filby
Marriage: 1934

Spouse and Children

Grenfell, New South Wales, Australia

Parents and Siblings

    George Swan


    Marie Helena Nietzche




World Events (8)


Age 3

First Federal election.

Age 3

The Australian flag flown for the first time.

Age 16

August: Australia becomes involved in World War One as Britain is preparing to declare war on Germany.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish and English: from Middle English swan ‘swan’, hence a nickname for a person noted for purity or excellence (which were taken to be attributes of the swan), or resembling a swan in some other way. This was also an Old Norse and Old English personal name, from which the surname may be derived. In some cases it may be a habitational name for someone who lived at a house with the sign of a swan.2 variant of English Swain .3 Americanized form of German Schwan .

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

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Sources (2)

  • Raymond G W Swan in the Australia, Birth Index, 1788-1922
  • Raymond G Swan in the Australia, Marriage Index, 1788-1950

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