I'm not trying to raise a ruckus, but please bear with me. Has anyone ever considered that the surname SWINT is what became of the surname SCHWINDT born by one Johannes SCHWINDT who arrived in Philadephia aboard the Loyal Judith in 1743? It seems that the Schwindt name just falls off the map after his arrival.
The reason I'm curious is because my immigrant ancestor, Frederick FISCUS was also on board the Loyal Judith with his family. His wife's name was Anna Elisabeth SCHWIND, and her SCHWIND relatives were from Ober-Saulheim, Germany (near the current larger cities of Alzey and Mainz).
(Many German words have the "dt" ending which has lost the "t" over the years.)
If you feel like pursuing this suggestion and discover that your SWINT is really SCHWIND, I have German information for you.
(My email isn't working right now, so I can only communicate through this forum.) Thanks.
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