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Tweedy Name Meaning

Scottish: variant spelling of Tweedie. English: habitational name from Tweedyhill in Kingwater in Cumbria.

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


Similar surnames: Tweed, Tweedie, Keedy, Tweedle, Weldy, Beedy, Reedy, Breed, Beeby

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Where is the Tweedy family from?

You can see how Tweedy families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Tweedy family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Tweedy families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 11 Tweedy families living in North Carolina. This was about 22% of all the recorded Tweedy's in the USA. North Carolina had the highest population of Tweedy families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Tweedy surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Tweedy ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Tweedy. 23% of Tweedy men worked as a Farmer and 13% of Tweedy women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Tweedy 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

  • Farmer
    23%
  • Laborer
    17%
  • Truck Driver
    6%
  • Salesman
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    13%
  • Housekeeper
    7%
  • Waitress
    7%
  • Stenographer
    6%
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Census Records

There are 26,000 census records available for the last name Tweedy. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Tweedy 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Tweedy. 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 Tweedy. For the veterans among your Tweedy ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Tweedy lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Tweedy life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 1964. The average life expectancy for Tweedy in 1947 was 33, and 75 in 2004.

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