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Sweet Family History

Sweet Name Meaning
English (most common in the West Country): nickname from Middle English swete ‘sweet’, ‘pleasant’, ‘agreeable’. The Old English bynames Swet(a) (masculine) and Swete (feminine) derived from this word survived into the early Middle English period, and may also be sources of the surname.Translation of German and Jewish (Ashkenazic) Suess.In New England, a translation of French Ledoux.

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

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Name Distribution of Sweet Families

  • Number of Sweet families
     412 - 821
     138 - 411
     1 - 137
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Sweet families
     274 - 546
     92 - 273
     1 - 91
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Sweet families
     23 - 43
     8 - 22
     1 - 7
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Sweet Family Origin

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Sweet Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Sweet

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Sweet Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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