Sweetser Family History

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Sweetser Name Meaning

English: nickname for a kindly master, from Middle English swete ‘sweet’, ‘pleasant’, ‘agreeable’ + sire, sier ‘master’ (often used to address an older man). Possibly an Americanized spelling of German and Jewish Schweitzer.

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

Similar surnames: Smetzer, Sheerer, Stetser, Sweitzer, Stetzer, Switzer, Weisser

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Sweetser Family Origin

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Sweetser Family Occupations

What did your Sweetser ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Sweetser family was Cake Maker. The most common Sweetser occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 9% of Sweetser's were Agricultural Labourers. Agricultural Labourer, Annuitant and Bricklayer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Sweetser.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Annuitant

  • Bricklayer

  • Cake Maker


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

Sweetser Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Sweetser. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sweetser 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Sweetser. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Sweetser. For the veterans among your Sweetser ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Sweetser Life Expectancy

What is the average Sweetser lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Sweetser life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Sweetser in 1955 was 51, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Sweetser

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Sweetser 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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