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The name Sweat is an ancient Anglo-Saxon name that was given to a person who was a person who was referred to as swete, which is an Old English word used to describe a sweet or gentle person. A broad and miscellaneous class of surnames, nickname surnames referred to a characteristic of the first person who used the name. They can describe the bearer's favored style of clothing, appearance, habits, or character.

Sweat Early Origins



The surname Sweat was first found in Somerset where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say before the Norman Conquest of England in 1066 A.D.

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Sweat Spelling Variations


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Sweat Spelling Variations



Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Sweat has undergone many spelling variations, including Sweit, Sweet, Swete, Sweete, Sweett and others.

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Sweat Early History


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Sweat Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Sweat research. Another 171 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1665, 1583, 1583 and 1708 are included under the topic Early Sweat History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Sweat Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Sweat Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 20 words (1 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Sweat Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Sweat In Ireland


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Sweat In Ireland



Some of the Sweat family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 57 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Sweat were among those contributors:

Sweat Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • M A Sweat, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1850
  • L. D. M. Sweat, aged 60, who emigrated to America, in 1895
  • M. Sweat, aged 50, who landed in America, in 1895

Sweat Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Marg. F.M. Sweat, aged 83, who emigrated to the United States, in 1907
  • William P. Sweat, aged 25, who settled in America, in 1912
  • Edward Sweat, aged 28, who landed in America, in 1918
  • Maud A. Sweat, aged 24, who landed in America, in 1919
  • William Sweat, aged 27, who landed in America, in 1922
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Sweat (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Sweat (post 1700)



  • Judge Noah S. "Soggy" Sweat Jr. (1922-1996), American judge, law professor, and state representative for Mississippi
  • Lorenzo De Medici Sweat (1818-1898), U.S. Representative from Maine
  • Edward "Eddie" Sweat (1939-1998), American groom in Thoroughbred horse racing for Secretariat
  • Keith Sweat (b. 1963), American R&B singer-songwriter, record producer and radio personality

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Suggested Readings for the name Sweat


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Suggested Readings for the name Sweat



  • Sweat Families of the South by Erbon W. Wise.

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Sweat Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    2. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    3. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    4. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    5. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    6. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    7. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    8. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    9. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
    10. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    11. ...

    The Sweat Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Sweat Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 20 October 2016 at 22:51.

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