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Zwiers is a Dutch patronymic surname. Zwier is a now rather uncommon given name, a short form of the Germanic name Sweder with the roots swind ("strong") and her ("lord, army").[1] The given name and surname have many variant spellings, including Sweer(s), Sweert(s), Swier(s), Swiert(s), Zweer(s) Zweert(s), and Zwiert(s). Zwiers and Zweers are now the most common forms.[2] People with these surnames include:

See also[edit]

  • 6213 Zwiers, main belt asteroid named after Hendrikus Johannes Zwiers (1865–1923), Dutch astronomer at the Leiden Observatory


  1. ^ Zwier and Sweder at the Corpus of First Names in The Netherlands.
  2. ^ Zwiers and Zweers at the Database of Surnames in The Netherlands.