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Swett Name Meaning

Dutch: nickname for a dark-haired or swarthy person (see Swets). Americanized spelling of Slovenian Svet, a nickname from the adjective svet ‘holy’ (most likely), or possibly from the noun svet, which has various meanings, including ‘world’, ‘advice’.

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


Similar surnames: Swetz, Swets, Rhett, Tweet, Sweet, Yett, Swift, Shutt, Skutt, Witt

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Swett Family Origin

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Swett Family Occupations

What did your Swett ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Carpenter and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Swett. The most common Swett occupation in the USA was Farmer. 26% of Swett's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Swett family was Laborer.

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  • Farmer

    26%
  • Carpenter

    5%
  • Keeping House

    5%
  • Laborer

    3%

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

Swett Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Swett. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Swett 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 Swett. 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 Swett. For the veterans among your Swett ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Swett Life Expectancy

What is the average Swett lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Swett life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Swett in 1955 was 34, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Swett

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Swett 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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