Last name: SWEENEY

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SWEENEY : This last name is indexed 151,459 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

SWEENEY : 1: Irish and Scottish: shortened form of McSweeney from Gaelic Mac Suibhne ‘son of Suibhne’ a personal name meaning ‘pleasant’. Loss of initial Mac in this surname seems to have been encouraged by the Irish variant Ó Suibhne. For the Scottish form Mac Shuibhne with loss of the final syllable and lenition of the personal name after Mac compare McSween and McQueen.2: Americanized form of French Choiniere.3: Americanized form of French Chouinard. Compare Swenor.

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