The surname ‘Sweet’ is of English origin. It is derived from the nickname for a popular person , from the Middle English word ‘swete’, meaning ‘sweet’, ‘pleasant’, ‘agreeable’,. The Old English bynames ‘Swet(a)’ (masculine) and ‘Swet(a)[ (feminine) derived from this word survived into the early Middle English period, and may also be sources of the surname. Public and Civil registry archive’s confirm that the surname ‘Sweet’ and or it’s variant’s, date as far back as the thirteenth century were a ‘Adam Swet’, from the county of Oxfordshire, England, is recorded on the Hundred Rolls in 1273. The exact period of settlement in North America has not been definitely determined but data extracted from Historical archive’s confirm that one of the first forefathers to bring this name to America was a certain ‘John Sweet’, from the city of London, England. He emigrated to North America in before 1632, and settled at Salem, Massachusetts. ‘Stanley Adams sweet’, of New York City, was President from 1917 of the Sweet-Orr and Company Incorporated, with which company he had been associated with since 1907. He served with Squadron ‘A’ of … Coat of arms: Gules two chevrons between…
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