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Profiles

  • Catherine Conner (deceased)
  • 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...
  • Major General Charles W. Sweeney (1919 - 2004)
    General Charles W. Sweeney (December 27, 1919 – July 16, 2004) was an officer in the U.S. Army Air Forces during World War II and the pilot who flew Bockscar carrying the Fat Man atomic bomb to the Jap...
  • Dominique Ellen Dunne, II (1959 - 1982)
    Dominique Ellen Dunne (November 23, 1959 – November 4, 1982) was an American actress. She appeared in several films and television series from 1979 to 1982, but was best known for portraying Dana Freel...

About the Sweeney surname

origin

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.

other versions of this surname

  Sweenie 

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