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Swetnam Name Meaning

Reduced form of English Swetenham, Swettenham, or Sweetnam, a habitational name from Swettenham in Cheshire, named from the genitive of the Old English personal name Sweta + ham ‘homestead’ or hamm ‘enclosure hemmed in by water’, ‘water meadow’, ‘land in a riverbend’.

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


Similar surnames: Southam, Debnam, Witham, Putnam, Tatham, Statham, Beetham, Senna

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Swetnam Family Origin

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Swetnam Family Occupations

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

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  • Farmer

    24%
  • Annuitant

    6%
  • Foreman Printer

    6%
  • Formerly Engine Fitter

    6%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Swetnam family was Formerly Engine Fitter. Farmer, Annuitant and Foreman Printer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Swetnam. The most common Swetnam occupation in the UK was Farmer. 24% of Swetnam's were Farmers.

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Swetnam Historical Records

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Swetnam Life Expectancy

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