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Swetnam Family History

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

29,272 Historical Documents with Swetnam on Ancestry.com
7,964 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
599 Military Records
303 Immigration Records
3,819 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Swetnam Families

  • Number of Swetnam families
     12 - 22
     5 - 11
     1 - 4
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Swetnam families
     35 - 68
     12 - 34
     1 - 11
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Swetnam last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Swetnam census records

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Swetnam Family Origin

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Swetnam Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Swetnam

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Swetnam Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Swetnam census records

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Swetnam Civil War Service Records

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