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Tweet Family History

Tweet Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of Norwegian Tveit, or possibly of North German Twiete, from a topographical name for someone who lived by a passage or alley.

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


Similar surnames: Theel, Twait, Week, Wert, Teel, Tweed, Twedt, Teem, West, Street

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Where is the Tweet family from?

You can see how Tweet families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Tweet family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Tweet families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Tweet family living in New York. This was 100% of all the recorded Tweet's in USA. New York had the highest population of Tweet families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Tweet surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Tweet ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Tweet. 37% of Tweet men worked as a Farmer and 22% of Tweet women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Tweet were Carpenter and House Keeper. .

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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
    37%
  • Laborer
    24%
  • Farm Laborer
    9%
  • Carpenter
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
    22%
  • Seamstress
    22%
  • Nurse
    15%
  • House Keeper
    15%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Tweet. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Tweet 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 137 immigration records available for the last name Tweet. 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 677 military records available for the last name Tweet. For the veterans among your Tweet ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Tweet lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2003, in the United States, Tweet life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2001, and highest in 1980. The average life expectancy for Tweet in 1962 was 77, and 84 in 2003.

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