Swetnam Family History

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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

Similar surnames: Southam, Debnam, Witham, Putnam, Tatham, Statham, Beetham, Senna

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Swetnam Family Origin

Where is the Swetnam family from?

Swetnam Family Occupations

What did your Swetnam ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Swetnam occupation in the USA was Farmer. 62% of Swetnam's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Swetnam family was Hotel Keeper. Farmer, Keeping House and Dry Good Merchant were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Swetnam.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Dry Good Merchant

  • Hotel Keeper


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

Swetnam Historical Records

What Swetnam family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Swetnam. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Swetnam 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 324 immigration records available for the last name Swetnam. 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 615 military records available for the last name Swetnam. For the veterans among your Swetnam ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Swetnam Life Expectancy

What is the average Swetnam lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Swetnam life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1978, and highest in 1964. The average life expectancy for Swetnam in 1956 was 51, and 71 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Swetnam

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Swetnam 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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