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Sweeney Surname Origin
(Origin Irish) shortened form of McSweeney, an Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Suibhne ‘son of Suibhne’, a byname meaning ‘pleasant’.
Sweeney Surname Meaning and Family Facts
There is more to Sweeney family history than the origin of your surname:
A Sweeney Family History Thought:
'We are all omnibuses in which our ancestors ride, and every now and then one of them sticks his head out and embarrasses us.' --Oliver Wendell Homes