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  • Catherine Elizabeth "Kitty" Hershey (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...
  • Catherine Conner (deceased)
  • 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...
  • Rev James Semore Sweeney, Sr (1755 - 1836)
    Birth: 1755 Death: 1836 Family links: Spouse: Susannah Chiles Hammock Sweeney (1760 - 1855)* Children: Elizabeth Swinney Dunn (1782 - 1889)* William Swinney (1788 - 1872)* Calculated r...
  • 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.

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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