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Sweney Name Meaning

Irish: variant 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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Where is the Sweney family from?

You can see how Sweney families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Sweney family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Sweney families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 24 Sweney families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 22% of all the recorded Sweney's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Sweney families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Sweney surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Sweney ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Sweney. 15% of Sweney men worked as a Farmer and 13% of Sweney women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Sweney were Truck Driver and Waitress. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
    15%
  • Laborer
    10%
  • Salesman
    10%
  • Truck Driver
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
    13%
  • Housekeeper
    9%
  • Nurse
    9%
  • Waitress
    9%
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Census Records

There are 19,000 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.

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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 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 Cards

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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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.

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