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

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Swetnam Family Origin

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Swetnam Family Occupations

What did your Swetnam ancestors do for a living?

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.

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  • Farmer

    62%
  • Keeping House

    14%
  • Dry Good Merchant

    5%
  • Hotel Keeper

    5%

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

Source: Census data for Swetnam | Data not to scale

Swetnam Historical Records

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Swetnam Life Expectancy

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