Swett Name Meaning

Dutch: nickname for a dark-haired or swarthy person (see Swets). Americanized spelling of Slovenian Svet, a nickname from the adjective svet ‘holy’ (most likely), or possibly from the noun svet, which has various meanings, including ‘world’, ‘advice’.

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


Similar surnames: Swetz, Swets, Rhett, Tweet, Sweet, Yett, Swift, Shutt, Skutt, Witt

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Swett Family Origin

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Swett Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    43%
  • Barber

    14%
  • Laborer

    14%
  • Serv

    14%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Swett family was Serv. The most common Swett occupation in Canada was Farmer. 43% of Swett's were Farmers. Farmer, Barber and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Swett.

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Swett Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1955 and 2004, Swett life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Swett in 1955 was 34, and 74 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Swett

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