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The name Sweetland first arose amongst the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It is derived from their having lived in the area that was referred to as Sweetland found in the county of Devon. The surname Sweetland is a habitation name that was originally derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads. The surname originated as a means of identifying individuals from a particular area. In the Middle Ages people often assumed the name of the place that they originally lived as their surname during the course of travel. As a general rule, the greater the distance between an individual and their homeland, the larger the territory they were named after. For example, a person who only moved to another parish would be known by the name of their original village, while people who migrated to a different country were often known by the name of a region or country from which they came.

Sweetland Early Origins



The surname Sweetland was first found in Devon where from ancient times they held Sweetland's Farm, a name which would later become a surname and a place name in Devon.

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Sweetland Spelling Variations


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Sweetland Spelling Variations



One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name Sweetland has appeared include Sweetland, Swithland and others.

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Sweetland Early History


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Sweetland Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Sweetland research. Another 278 words (20 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Sweetland History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Sweetland Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Sweetland Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Sweetland Notables 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



At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Sweetland arrived in North America very early:

Sweetland Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • William Sweetland, who settled in Caplin Bay in 1815
  • J. Sweetland arrived in San Francisco, California in 1852

Sweetland Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Henry Sweetland, who settled in St. John's, Newfoundland in 1787 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0
  • William Sweetland settled at English Harbour in 1790
  • Henry Sweetland, who settled in Ferryland, Newfoundland and was a Justice of the Peace, in 1790 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0

Sweetland Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Edward Sweetland, who settled in Carbonear in 1802
  • Benjamin Sweetland settled at Trinity Bay, Newfoundland in 1837 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0

Sweetland Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • James Sweetland, English convict from Devon, who was transported aboard the "Argyle" on March 5th, 1831, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Argyle voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1831 with 251 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/argyle/1831
  • John Sweetland, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Recovery" in 1839 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) RECOVERY from London 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Recovery.htm

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Contemporary Notables of the name Sweetland (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Sweetland (post 1700)



  • Frederick Greenhalge Sweetland (1893-1958), American professional football player
  • Douglas Sweetland, American animator and director
  • Dale A. Sweetland (b. 1949), American Republican politician [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2011, July 22) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Lester Leo Sweetland (1901-1974), American professional baseball player
  • Monroe Mark Sweetland (1910-2006), American politician in the state of Oregon
  • Edwin Regur Sweetland (1875-1950), American coach and athletic administrator
  • Dean Sweetland, American photographer
  • Andrew Sweetland (b. 1986), Canadian professional ice hockey player
  • Kirsten Sweetland (b. 1988), professional Canadian triathlete
  • Kristin Sweetland, Canadian singer/songwriter and guitarist

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0
  2. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Argyle voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1831 with 251 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/argyle/1831
  3. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) RECOVERY from London 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Recovery.htm
  4. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2011, July 22) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

Other References

  1. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  2. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  3. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  4. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  5. 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).
  6. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  7. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
  8. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  9. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  10. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
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The Sweetland Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Sweetland 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.

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