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Sweeney Genealogy and Sweeney Family History Information

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  • Catherine Elizabeth Sweeney (1872 - 1915)
    Catherine Elizabeth Sweeney, or "Kitty" as her family called her, was born on July 6, 1871 in Jamestown, New York. Located near the northwest border of Pennsylvania, Jamestown was originally a lumberin...
  • Helen Sweeney (1895 - 1980)
    Name: Miss Helen Corr Born: Sunday 28th July 1895 Age: 16 years Marital Status: Single. Last Residence: in Corglass Ireland 3rd Class passenger First Embarked: Queenstown on Thursday 11...
  • Julia Anne Sweeney
    Julia Anne Sweeney (born October 10, 1959) is an American actress, comedian and author best known as a cast member on Saturday Night Live and for her autobiographical solo shows.
  • Robet Augustus Sweeney, Seaman (1853 - 1890)
    Robert Augustus Sweeney (February 20, 1853 – December 19, 1890) was a sailor in the United States Navy and is one of only nineteen servicemen, and the only African American, to receive the Medal...
  • Sara Jane Keck (1845 - 1884)
    Name given at baptism: Sarah Ann Sponsors for baptism: Fredrick Dieker and Sara Sweeney Died of milk fever which was caused by cows eating a poisonous weed, according to Lucille Wilson.

About the Sweeney surname

The name Sweeney is an anglicised version of the Gaelic surname MacSuibhne, meaning "Son of Suibhne", Suibhne meaning "pleasant". There is evidence to suggest that the name originated in present day Scotland and came to Ireland with an influx of "Gallowglasses" or paid mercenaries in the employ of the last princes of TirConnell - approximately centred on present day County Donegal. Scattered after the last great battle to be fought between the Irish princes, O'Donnell and O'Neill, and English forces in Kinsale, County Cork in the 1601, the name is now most numerous in Counties Cork and Kerry, though some can be found along the entire western seaboard of Ireland as the attempted to make their way home to their northern home.

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