Swezey, Sweezey, Swasey, and more
All of these surnames are variations used by members of the same family lineage -- descendants of John Swasey who came to this country around 1630. I tend to use the variant Swezey for local families, as this is what most of them seem to have settled on -- at least in modern times. However, for ancestors, I mostly use the variant used by the researcher from whom I've gotten the information -- and that's mostly Robert Sweezey (see next) -- unless I know that the family used/uses something else. If you are looking for a particular individual, try the other variants.
This family was prolific and is intertwined with many of the families in the Hamlet People (as well as much of eastern Long Island.) I am not in a position to do much original research on this family, and rely for most of my information on Robert Sweezey at Sweezey.net. He appears to be a careful researcher. In my source notes, I give the specific page in his large database for each individual I referenced. He provides copious notes on the results of his own research, and is especially thorough in pointing out ambiguities. I have no intention of entering his full trees, restricting my entries mostly to direct descendants and ancestors of those who have lived in the Hamlet. Since he regularly updates his information, it will certainly be more up-to-date than what is found on this site.
Page revised: 03 September 2012