Tweed Name Meaning

Northern English and Scottish: topographic name for someone living on the banks of the river Tweed, which flows between northeastern England and southeastern Scotland, and bears a British name of uncertain meaning.

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


Similar surnames: Tweedle, Tweedy, Leed, Sneed, Tree, Tweet, Tweedie, Field, Weld

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Tweed Family Origin

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Tweed Family Occupations

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  • Agricultural Labourer

    8%
  • Farmer

    6%
  • Blacksmith

    3%
  • Bricklayer

    3%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Tweed family was Bricklayer. Agricultural Labourer, Farmer and Blacksmith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Tweed. The most common Tweed occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 8% of Tweed's were Agricultural Labourers.

Source: Census data for Tweed | Data not to scale

Tweed Historical Records

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Tweed Life Expectancy

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Between 1944 and 2004, Tweed life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1944. The average life expectancy for Tweed in 1944 was 102, and 80 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Tweed

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