Sweet Family History

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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

Similar surnames: Street, See, Speer, West, Steer, Sneed, Swift, Seed, Sweat, Peet

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Sweet Family Origin

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Sweet Family Occupations

What did your Sweet ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Sweet family was Farm Labourer. Agricultural Labourer, Labourer and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Sweet. The most common Sweet occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 4% of Sweet's were Agricultural Labourers.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Labourer

  • Farmer

  • Farm Labourer


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Sweet ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Sweet Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 232,000 census records available for the last name Sweet. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sweet census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 16,000 immigration records available for the last name Sweet. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 39,000 military records available for the last name Sweet. For the veterans among your Sweet ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Sweet Life Expectancy

What is the average Sweet lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Sweet life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Sweet in 1941 was 53, and 75 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Sweet ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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