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Sweat Family History

Sweat Name Meaning

Probably a variant of English Sweet.

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


Similar surnames: Sweatt, Seat, Sweet, Wead, Sweazy, Swan, Sear, Great, Seal, Smeal

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Where is the Sweat family from?

You can see how Sweat families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Sweat family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Sweat families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 32 Sweat families living in New Hampshire. This was about 18% of all the recorded Sweat's in the USA. New Hampshire had the highest population of Sweat families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Sweat surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Sweat ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Laborer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Sweat. 23% of Sweat men worked as a Laborer and 10% of Sweat women worked as a Laborer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Sweat were Farm Laborer and Housekeeper.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    23%
  • Farmer
    22%
  • Truck Driver
    5%
  • Farm Laborer
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    10%
  • Maid
    10%
  • Housewife
    7%
  • Housekeeper
    6%
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Census Records

There are 29,000 census records available for the last name Sweat. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sweat census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 899 immigration records available for the last name Sweat. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 7,000 military records available for the last name Sweat. For the veterans among your Sweat ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Sweat lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Sweat life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Sweat in 1943 was 42, and 71 in 2004.

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