Sweeten History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Sweeten family

The surname Sweeten was first found in Holland, where the name became noted for its many branches in the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. The name was first recorded in Amsterdam, an ancient 13th century town held by the Lords of Amstel. Giesebrecht II built a castle there. Geisbrecht III built the dam to keep out the sea. It is first mentioned in charters of 1275 when Floris IV, the count of Holland granted its charter. It became a city of great mercantile wealth. It hold great treasures of art. In their later history the surname became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into a most influential family.

Early History of the Sweeten family

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Sweeten Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Sweepen, Sweeden, Swiepen, Swieden, Sweecham, van Sweepen, van Swiepan, van Sweedin, Swieten, van Swieten and many more.

Early Notables of the Sweeten family (pre 1700)

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Sweeten Ranking

In the United States, the name Sweeten is the 13,906th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [1]


United States Sweeten migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Sweeten Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Ouzeel Sweeten, who arrived in New York in 1692
Sweeten Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Margaret Sweeten, who settled in Utah in 1847
  • George Sweeten, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1868
  • Isaac Sweeten, who settled in Philadelphia in 1878
  • John W. Sweeten, who settled in Philadelphia in 1880
  • Albert E. Sweeten, who settled in America in 1885
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Canada Sweeten migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Sweeten Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Robert Sweeten, who settled in Ontario in 1871
  • John Sweeten, who arrived in Ontario in 1871

Contemporary Notables of the name Sweeten (post 1700) +

  • Madylin Anne Michele Sweeten (b. 1991), American actress
  • Sullivan Sweeten (b. 1995), who with his twin brother Sawyer, are child actors
  • Flavel Sweeten Luther (1850-1928), American Republican politician, Member of Connecticut State Senate 1st District, 1907-08 [2]


  1. ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 3) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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