When Orville W. Sweet was born on 28 December 1864, in Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States, his father, Philander Sweet, was 42 and his mother, Abigail Daniels, was 27. He lived in Michigan, United States in 1870. He died on 9 October 1894, in Greenfield, Wayne, Michigan, United States, at the age of 29, and was buried in Riverside Cemetery, Plymouth, Wayne, Michigan, United States.
English (Somerset): from the Middle English personal name Swet(e) (Old English Swēt(a) (male), Swēte (female)), or else a nickname from Middle English swet(e), sweyt ‘sweet; pleasing; beloved; attractive’ (Old English swēte, swōt), from which the personal names derive. Compare Swett .
Americanized form (translation into English) of German and Jewish (Ashkenazic) Suess and French Ledoux ‘the gentle, the sweet’.