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The ancestors of the Sweeting family lived among the ancient Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. Sweeting was a name given to 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.

Sweeting Early Origins



The surname Sweeting 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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Sweeting Spelling Variations


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Sweeting Spelling Variations



Sweeting has been spelled many different ways, including Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred years, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Sweit, Sweet, Swete, Sweete, Sweett and others.

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Sweeting Early History


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Sweeting Early History



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

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Sweeting Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Sweeting Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Sweeting In Ireland


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Sweeting In Ireland



Some of the Sweeting 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



In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Sweetings to arrive on North American shores:

Sweeting Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Jo Sweeting, aged 26, arrived in Barbados in 1635
  • John Sweeting, who landed in Virginia in 1664
  • John Sweeting, who landed in New England in 1673

Sweeting Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • James Sweeting, aged 30, arrived in Key West, Fla in 1837
  • Isaiah Sweeting, aged 17, landed in Key West, Fla in 1847
  • Benj Sweeting, aged 22, arrived in Key West, Fla in 1848
  • W Sweeting, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1850

Sweeting Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Robert Sweeting, who arrived in Mobile, Ala in 1904

Sweeting Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Emma Sweeting, aged 17, a servant, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Star Queen"
  • Jane Sweeting, aged 27, a servant, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Star Queen"

Sweeting Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • William Sweeting arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Ernestina" in 1865
  • Eliza Sweeting arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Ernestina" in 1865
  • Alice Mary Sweeting arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Ernestina" in 1865

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Contemporary Notables of the name Sweeting (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Sweeting (post 1700)



  • Ryan Sweeting (b. 1987), Bahamian-born, American professional tennis player
  • Robert Percival Sweeting OBE, Bahamian politician
  • Marjorie Mary Sweeting (1920-1994), British geomorphologist specializing in karst phenomena

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    2. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    3. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
    4. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    5. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    6. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    7. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    8. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    9. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    10. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    11. ...

    The Sweeting Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Sweeting 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 14 December 2014 at 20:49.

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