Lower, Mark A (1860) Patronymica Britannica: a dictionary of the family names of the United Kingdom. London: J.R. Smith. Public Domain.
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Related and similar surnamesSinton
The Swinton surname in historical dictionaries
Patronymica Britannica (1860)
SWINTON. 1. Two townships and a chapelry in Yorkshh-e. 2. The Swintons of Swinton Bank, co. Peebles, derive their origin from the Ijarony of Swinton in Berwickshire, and from a Saxon proprietor called Edulphus dc Swinton, who flourished in the reigns of Macbeth and Malcolm Canmore. B.L.G. The family, who continue to write themselves ' of that Ilk,' have numbered some distinguished military men. among whom stands conspicuous Sir John Swinton, who, at the battle of Beauge in France, killed the Duke of Clarence, brother of King Henry V. "And Swinton placed tlie lance in rest, Tliat iiumbled erst the sparkling crest Of Clarence's I'lantagenet."