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 1881, a less common occupation for the Sweeney family was Hawker. Labourer, Coal Miner and Tailor were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Sweeney. The most common Sweeney occupation in the UK was Labourer. 8% of Sweeney's were Labourers.

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  • Labourer

    8%
  • Coal Miner

    3%
  • Tailor

    2%
  • Hawker

    2%

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

Sweeney Historical Records

What Sweeney family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 3,000 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.

Search 1891 UK census records for Sweeney

Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Sweeney. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, 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 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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Sweeney

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Sweeney 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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