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Where did the English Sweeton family come from? What is the English Sweeton family crest and coat of arms? When did the Sweeton family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Sweeton family history?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 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.
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.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Sweeton research. Another 271 words(19 lines of text) covering the year 1665 is included under the topic Early Sweeton History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Sweeton Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Sweeton family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 121 words(9 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
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 the United States in the 17th Century
The Sweeton Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Sweeton 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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