Sweeney Family History

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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


Similar surnames: Mcsweeney, Feeney, Mcweeney, Deeney, Swinney, Queeney, Steeley

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Sweeney Family Origin

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Sweeney Family Occupations

What did your Sweeney ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Sweeney. 28% of Sweeney men worked as a Farmer and 14% of Sweeney women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Sweeney were Clerk and Saleslady

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
    28%
  • Labourer
    9%
  • Laborer
    8%
  • Clerk
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Stenographer
    14%
  • Operator
    12%
  • Housekeeper
    12%
  • Saleslady
    8%

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

Sweeney Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 339,000 census records available for the last name Sweeney. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sweeney census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 69,000 immigration records available for the last name Sweeney. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 69,000 military records available for the last name Sweeney. For the veterans among your Sweeney ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Sweeney Life Expectancy

What is the average Sweeney lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Sweeney life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Sweeney in 1940 was 38, and 75 in 2004.

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