Sweney Family History

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Sweney Name Meaning

Irish: variant spelling of Sweeney.

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


Similar surnames: Seeney, Swiney, Sweaney, Sweeny, Heney, Keeney, Sweany, Sheley

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Sweney Family Origin

Where is the Sweney family from?

Sweney Family Occupations

What did your Sweney ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Sweney. A less common occupation for the Sweney family was Blacksmith. The most common Sweney occupation in the USA was Farmer. 22% of Sweney's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    22%
  • Laborer

    18%
  • Keeping House

    10%
  • Blacksmith

    3%

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

Sweney Historical Records

What Sweney family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Sweney. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sweney 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 Sweney

Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Sweney. 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 Sweney. For the veterans among your Sweney ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Sweney Life Expectancy

What is the average Sweney lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Sweney life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Sweney in 1959 was 46, and 68 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Sweney

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Sweney 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.

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