The name Sweeton comes from the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of Britain. It was a name for a person who was referred to as swete,
which is an Old English word used to describe a sweet
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.
Early Origins of the Sweeton family
The surname Sweeton was first found in Somerset
where they held a family seat
from very ancient times, some say before the Norman Conquest
in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Sweeton family
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Sweeton 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 Sweeton has undergone many spelling variations
, including Sweit, Sweet, Swete, Sweete, Sweett and others.
Early Notables of the Sweeton family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Sweeton family to Ireland
Some of the Sweeton family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Sweeton family to the New World and Oceana
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 Sweeton were among those contributors:
Sweeton Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Ann Sweeton, who arrived in Maryland in 1670 CITATION[CLOSE]
Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
Contemporary Notables of the name Sweeton (post 1700)
- Arthur W. Sweeton Jr., American Republican politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Canton; Elected 1954