Sweetser Family History

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Sweetser Name Meaning

English: nickname for a kindly master, from Middle English swete ‘sweet’, ‘pleasant’, ‘agreeable’ + sire, sier ‘master’ (often used to address an older man). Possibly an Americanized spelling of German and Jewish Schweitzer.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Smetzer, Sheerer, Stetser, Sweitzer, Stetzer, Switzer, Weisser

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Sweetser Family Origin

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Sweetser Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    18%
  • Keeping House

    11%
  • Carpenter

    4%
  • Machinist

    3%

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In 1880, the most common Sweetser occupation in the USA was Farmer. 18% of Sweetser's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Sweetser. A less common occupation for the Sweetser family was Machinist.

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Sweetser Historical Records

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Sweetser Life Expectancy

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Famous Sweetser Family

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Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)
Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
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