Sweeney Family History

14-Day Free Trial

GIVE ME ACCESS

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

Ready to discover your family story?

Simply start with yourself and we'll do the searching for you.

Sweeney Family Origin

Where is the Sweeney family from?

SHOW MORE

Sweeney Family Occupations

What did your Sweeney ancestors do for a living?

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.

SHOW MORE
  • Labourer

    8%
  • Coal Miner

    3%
  • Tailor

    2%
  • Hawker

    2%

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

Source: Census data for Sweeney | Data not to scale

Sweeney Historical Records

What Sweeney family records will you find?

Census records can give you a fascinating window into the day-to-day lives of your Sweeney ancestors - like hours worked per week, level of education, veteran status, employers, and more.

Search 1891 UK census records for Sweeney

Solve your own mystery as you explore your history.

Sweeney Life Expectancy

What is the average Sweeney lifespan?

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.

SHOW MORE

United States

Famous Sweeney Family

Is anyone famous hiding in your tree?

SHOW MORE
Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)
Abraham Lincoln1809 - 1865 (56)
Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)
Abraham Lincoln1809 - 1865 (56)

Nikola Tesla1856 - 1943 (86)
Martin Luther King, Jr.1929 - 1968 (39)
Frank Lloyd Wright1867 - 1959 (91)
Babe Ruth1895 - 1948 (53)
Nikola Tesla1856 - 1943 (86)
Martin Luther King, Jr.1929 - 1968 (39)
Frank Lloyd Wright1867 - 1959 (91)
Look up another name