Sweaney Family History

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Sweaney Name Meaning

Variant of Irish Sweeney.

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


Similar surnames: Sweney, Sweany, Seaney, Swiney, Sweeley, Seeney, Sweeny, Keaney

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Sweaney Family Origin

Where is the Sweaney family from?

Sweaney Family Occupations

What did your Sweaney ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Sweaney family was Dress Maker. The most common Sweaney occupation in the USA was Farmer. 49% of Sweaney's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Sweaney.

View Census data for Sweaney | Data not to scale

  • Farmer

    49%
  • Keeping House

    12%
  • Laborer

    7%
  • Dress Maker

    2%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Sweaney ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Sweaney Historical Records

What Sweaney family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Sweaney. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sweaney census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1940's US census records for Sweaney

Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Sweaney. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Sweaney. For the veterans among your Sweaney ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Sweaney Life Expectancy

What is the average Sweaney lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Sweaney life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1981, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Sweaney in 1957 was 55, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Sweaney

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Sweaney ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

Famous Sweaney Family

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Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
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Victor Hugo1802 - 1885 (83)
Ansel Easton Adams1902 - 1984 (82)
Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
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John Philip Sousa1854 - 1932 (77)
Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
Martin Luther King, Jr.1929 - 1968 (39)
Frank Lloyd Wright1867 - 1959 (91)
Victor Hugo1802 - 1885 (83)
Ansel Easton Adams1902 - 1984 (82)
Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
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