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Sweeney Family History

Sweeney Name Meaning
Irish: reduced form of McSweeney, an Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Suibhne ‘son of Suibhne’, a byname meaning ‘pleasant’.Americanized form of French Choinière (see Choiniere).

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

1,332,062 Historical Documents with Sweeney on Ancestry.com
423,075 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
64,396 Military Records
62,900 Immigration Records
322,542 Census and Voter Lists
459,149 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Sweeney Families

  • Number of Sweeney families
     760 - 1,518
     254 - 759
     1 - 253
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Sweeney families
     489 - 975
     164 - 488
     1 - 163
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Sweeney families
     383 - 764
     128 - 382
     1 - 127
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Sweeney Family Origin

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Sweeney Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Sweeney

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Sweeney Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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Sweeney Civil War Service Records

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