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The origins of the Anglo-Saxon name Sweetin come from its first bearer, 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.

Sweetin Early Origins



The surname Sweetin 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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Sweetin Spelling Variations


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Sweetin Spelling Variations



The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Sweetin has been spelled many different ways, including Sweit, Sweet, Swete, Sweete, Sweett and others.

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Sweetin Early History


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Sweetin Early History



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

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Sweetin Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Sweetin Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Sweetin In Ireland


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Sweetin In Ireland



Some of the Sweetin 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



Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Sweetins to arrive in North America: Robert Sweet who settled in Virginia in 1623; George settled there in 1653; Thomas Sweet settled in Boston Massachusetts in 1633; William Sweet settled in Virginia in 1654.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Sweetin (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Sweetin (post 1700)



  • Jodie Lee Ann Sweetin (b. 1982), American actress, best known for her role as Stephanie Tanner on the television sitcom Full House

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Sweetin Family Crest Products


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Sweetin Family Crest Products




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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    2. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    3. 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.
    4. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    5. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    6. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    7. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    8. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    9. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    10. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
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    The Sweetin Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Sweetin 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 10 November 2014 at 16:25.

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