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Tweed Name Meaning

Northern English and Scottish: topographic name for someone living on the banks of the river Tweed, which flows between northeastern England and southeastern Scotland, and bears a British name of uncertain meaning.

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


Similar surnames: Tweedle, Tweedy, Leed, Sneed, Tree, Tweet, Tweedie, Field, Weld

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Where is the Tweed family from?

You can see how Tweed families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Tweed family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Tweed families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 10 Tweed families living in Ohio. This was about 23% of all the recorded Tweed's in the USA. Ohio and 1 other state had the highest population of Tweed families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Tweed surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Tweed ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Tweed. 24% of Tweed men worked as a Farmer and 18% of Tweed women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Tweed were Farming and Housewife.

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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

  • Farmer
    24%
  • Laborer
    11%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • Farming
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    18%
  • Housekeeper
    8%
  • Clerk
    6%
  • Housewife
    6%
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What Tweed family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 30,000 census records available for the last name Tweed. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Tweed 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Tweed. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Tweed. For the veterans among your Tweed ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Tweed lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Tweed life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1944. The average life expectancy for Tweed in 1944 was 102, and 80 in 2004.

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