Anglo-Saxon tribes. It is a name for 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.
Early Origins of the Sweett family
Somerset where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say before the Norman Conquest of England in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Sweett family
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Sweett Spelling Variations
spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Sweett has been recorded under many different variations, including Sweit, Sweet, Swete, Sweete, Sweett and others.
Early Notables of the Sweett family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Sweett family to Ireland
Some of the Sweett family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Sweett family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Sweett or a variant listed above:
Sweett Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Sweett (post 1700)
Historic Events for the Sweett family
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