Tweed Family History

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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 Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Tweed name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Tweed. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • Sweden


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Tweed Family Origin

Where is the Tweed family from?

Tweed Family Occupations

What did your Tweed ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, 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. A less common occupation for the Tweed family was Bricklayer.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Farmer

  • Blacksmith

  • Bricklayer


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

Tweed Historical Records

What Tweed family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 30,000 census records available for the last name Tweed. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Tweed 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Tweed. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Tweed. For the veterans among your Tweed ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Tweed Life Expectancy

What is the average Tweed lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Tweed

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Tweed 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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