Swinney Family History

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Swinney Name Meaning

possibly a habitational name from Swinnie in Borders region, Swinney Beck in North Yorkshire, or Swinny Knoll in West Yorkshire, or some other similarly named place. alternatively, perhaps an Americanized form of Irish Sweeney.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Sidney, Finney, Swiney, Binney, Sinner, Quinney, Sliney, Sweeney

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Swinney Family Origin

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Swinney Family Occupations

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

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  • Coal Miner

    10%
  • Fisherman

    7%
  • Fisher Man

    5%
  • Iron Moulder

    5%

In 1881, Coal Miner, Fisherman and Fisher Man were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Swinney. The most common Swinney occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 10% of Swinney's were Coal Miners. A less common occupation for the Swinney family was Iron Moulder.

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Swinney Historical Records

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Swinney Life Expectancy

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