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  • Alice Crane Swingle (1880 - 1971)
    Alice Crane Haskins Swingle was an American government botanist. With her husband, botanist Deane Bret Swingle (1879–1944), she co-authored the 1928 book A Textbook of Systematic Botany.Haskins was bor...
  • Patience Swingle (1780 - d.)
    Reference: MyHeritage Family Trees - SmartCopy : Aug 11 2017, 14:13:03 UTC
  • Swingle (deceased)
  • ? Swingle (1936 - d.)
  • ? Swingle (deceased)

About the Swingle surname

Swingle: an occupational name for a worker in the linen or hemp industry, from Middle English swingle, a wooden implement used for beating flax or hemp (Middle Dutch swinghel, from the verb 'to swing').

Swingle could possibly be an Anglicized spelling of the German or Swiss Zwingel, a topographic name from Middle High German zwingel meaning 'citadel.'

The name Swingle for branches in the United States is the Anglicized spelling of the German Schwingel.