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Sweet Family History

Sweet Name Meaning
English (most common in the West Country): nickname from Middle English swete ‘sweet’, ‘pleasant’, ‘agreeable’. The Old English bynames Swet(a) (masculine) and Swete (feminine) derived from this word survived into the early Middle English period, and may also be sources of the surname.Translation of German and Jewish (Ashkenazic) Suess.In New England, a translation of French Ledoux.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

1,438,976 Historical Documents with Sweet on Ancestry
265,597 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
37,894 Military Records
13,943 Immigration Records
225,383 Census and Voter Lists
896,159 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Sweet Families

  • Number of Sweet families
     274 - 546
     92 - 273
     1 - 91
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Sweet families
     23 - 43
     8 - 22
     1 - 7
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Sweet census records

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Sweet Family Origin

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Sweet Emigration Information (US)

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Sweet Family Occupations

from 1881 UK Census Data

Sweet census records

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Military Service by Sweet

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