It is interesting that there are 73 records of births with the Sweet surname on the Scotland’s People website for the period 1538-1854. Each of these is recorded on this website as follows:
On the Sweet family database: 58
On the Edgely family database: 8
On the Brunton family database: 1
And on a (non published) Strays database I have a further 6. These are Sweets that are recorded but as yet I have not found the connection into the tree, if one exists.
Sweet deaths recorded on the Scotland’s People website for the same period number 13 and marriages 28.
By the time of the 1881 census there were 54 Sweets in Scotland.
With my search widening to Newcastle, the Durham and Northumberland records online yield, for the Sweet surname, 13 baptisms, 16 marriages and 11 burials.
By the time of the 1881 census there were 54 Sweets in Scotland. The map below shows the concentration of the Sweet surname across Britain. There were a number in Ireland but i have not yet pursued these as there does not appear to be a connection. The concentration of the Sweet surname is in the South West of the country and this is, I believe, still the case.