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

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  • Farmer

    22%
  • School

    6%
  • Servant

    6%
  • Labourer

    5%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Sweeney family was Labourer. Farmer, School and Servant were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Sweeney. The most common Sweeney occupation in Canada was Farmer. 22% of Sweeney's were Farmers.

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Sweeney Historical Records

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Sweeney Life Expectancy

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