Registration number 20070204G
This certifies that the heraldic arms of Justin Cleve de Beauharnais Swanstrom, Esq. which were borne by his great grandfather Adolph Ferdinand Augustus Swanstrom are registered and described by the blazon below
Personal papers of Hugo Ferdinand Frederick Swanstrom (1886-1971), eldest son of Adolph Ferdinand Swanstrom.
1983 Augustan Society Roll of Arms.
2006 South African Bureau of Heraldry.
Born 15 December 1955, Laramie, Wyoming. BA (History), The New School for Social Research, 1989. JD, University of Denver Sturm College of Law, 2001. Attorney-at-Law, Denver, Colorado.
The Swedish surname Svanström means "river of the swans." The arms show three swans beside a river.
Mother: Shirley Jeanne Swanstrom (1936- ) American Fork, Utah
Gfather: Harry William Swanstrom (1903-1957) Farson, Wyoming
1st GGfather: Adolph Ferdinand Augustus Swanstrom (1862-1904) Chetek, Wisconsin
It has not been possible to date the arms. The design has an English rather than Swedish form, which suggests the arms were assumed after the family came to the US in 1891. It is not clear that Adolph Swanstrom, the immigrant, used the arms, but his three sons did. The arms appear in the personal papers of Adolph's eldest son Hugo Swanstrom, who might have designed them. Of Adolph's three sons, Hugo, Martin and Harry Swanstrom, only Harry left issue.