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Find more Sweet relatives and grow your tree by exploring billions of historical records. Taken every decade since 1790, the U.S. Federal Census can tell you a lot about your family. For example, from 1930 to 1940 there were 1,646 less people named Sweet in the United States — and some of them are likely related to you.

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What if you had a window into the history of your family? With historical records, you do. From home life to career, records help bring your relatives' experiences into focus. There were 16,821 people named Sweet in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 10% less people named Sweet in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 15,175 people named Sweet were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 2,287 adults were unmarried
  • 96% rented out rooms to boarders
  • 6% were disabled
  • They typically took 9 weeks of vacation a year

Learn where they came from and where they went.

As Sweet families continued to grow, they left more tracks on the map:

  • Most mothers originated from Illinois
  • 2,620 migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940
  • The most common mother tongue was German
  • They most commonly lived in Michigan