Sweetland Family History

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Sweetland Name Meaning

English (Devon): habitational name from Sweetlands in Upottery, Devon, so named from Old English swete ‘sweet’, ‘pleasant’, ‘fertile’ + land ‘cultivated land’, ‘estate’, or possibly a topographic name with the same meaning.

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


Similar surnames: Weinland, Greenland, Watland, Hetland, Stensland, Eland, Scotland

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Sweetland Family Origin

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Sweetland Family Occupations

What did your Sweetland ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Sweetland family was Farming. The most common Sweetland occupation in the USA was Farmer. 29% of Sweetland's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Sweetland.

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  • Farmer

    29%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Carpenter

    5%
  • Farming

    4%

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

Sweetland Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Sweetland. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sweetland 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Sweetland. 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 Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Sweetland. For the veterans among your Sweetland ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Sweetland Life Expectancy

What is the average Sweetland lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Sweetland life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1964. The average life expectancy for Sweetland in 1947 was 49, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Sweetland

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Sweetland 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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