Swingle Family History
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Swingle Name Meaning
English: metonymic occupational name for a worker in the linen or hemp industry, from Middle English swingle ‘swingle’, a wooden implement used for beating flax or hemp (Middle Dutch swinghel, from the verb ‘to swing’). Possibly an Americanized spelling of German Zwingel, a topographic name from Middle High German zwingel ‘citadel’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press
Similar surnames: Swingler, Single, Swindle, Dingle, Swingley, Swing, Singler, Spindle