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Tweedie Name Meaning

Scottish: habitational name from Tweedie, a place in the parish of Stonehouse, south of Glasgow, the name of which is of uncertain origin.

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


Similar surnames: Tweedle, Tweedy, Tweed, Weddle, Reekie, Wedin, Weldin, Weeda, Geddie

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Where is the Tweedie family from?

You can see how Tweedie families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Tweedie family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Tweedie families were found in and Scotland in 1841and Scotland in 1851and Scotland in 1861and Scotland in 1871and Scotland in 1881and Scotland in 1891and Scotland in 1901. In 1880 there were 21 Tweedie families living in Alabama. This was about 19% of all the recorded Tweedie's in the USA. Alabama had the highest population of Tweedie families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Tweedie surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Tweedie ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Tweedie. 22% of Tweedie men worked as a Laborer and 14% of Tweedie women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Tweedie were Salesman and Stenographer.

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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

  • Laborer
    22%
  • Farmer
    19%
  • Clerk
    10%
  • Salesman
    9%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    14%
  • Nurse
    11%
  • Housekeeper
    9%
  • Stenographer
    9%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Tweedie. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Tweedie. For the veterans among your Tweedie ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Tweedie lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Tweedie life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1940, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Tweedie in 1940 was 36, and 83 in 2004.

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