And Svinhufvud was only half his surname. His full family name was Svinhufvud af Qvalstad. What about that?
The "svin" in Svinhufvud stands for "swine" in Swedish, and "hufvud" is an older spelling for "huvud", meaning "head". The name reflects the family's coat of arms: a boar's head under a star.
And it's simply pronounced "sveen-hoo-vood".
Aha, it's easy when you know how
I was trying to say Svinhufvud, as 'Svin - Huff - Vudd'. "sveen-hoo-vood" sounds and flows a lot better.
Kind of odd being Australian obviously coming generations ago from Europe, Britain. Culturally it's a bit like living on the Dark side of the Moon. Our great 'Artist' Barry Humphries, of "Dame Edna Everage" fame has a lot to say about Australians being very displaced, he's actually more a Surrealist and thinker, than an Old Lady.
Knives hey, ... what would we do with out them.