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

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Sweet Family Origin

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Sweet Family Occupations

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  • Agricultural Labourer

    4%
  • Labourer

    4%
  • Farmer

    3%
  • Farm Labourer

    2%

In 1881, 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. A less common occupation for the Sweet family was Farm Labourer.

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Sweet Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1941 and 2004, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Sweet

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