Sylvester Swain

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Born in Coosa, Alabama, USA on 1826 to William Swain and Mary Lane. Sylvester married Bede Whitton and had 11 children. He passed away on 1899 in Rusk, Texas, USA.

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Surname meaning for "Swain"

Northern English: occupational name for a servant or attendant, from the Middle English word swein ‘servant’ or Old Norse sveinn ‘boy’, ‘servant’. In Old Norse this word is also found as a personal name in the form Sveinn; so in some cases the origin may be patronymic.

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