The origin of the surname Schwartz was the Polish Szwarc . The surname Swartz is derived from the low German word Schwarze, which means "black" or "swarthy." The birthplace of the name is Thuringia which located between Hessen and Lower Saxony in the west and Saxony in the east. It is also derived from the Yiddish shvarts, meaning "dark" or "black."
Spelling Variations: Schwarz, Schwartze, Schwarte, Swartz