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Sweeney Surname History

The family story from one branch of the Sweeney family is that the family originated in Ireland and somewhere along the line they ever so slowly, throughout the years, migrated to other countries such as the United States of America.

According to one branch of the Sweeney family, the family originated in Ireland.  There is a famous pub in Ireland called "Sweeney's Pub."

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Sweeney Country of Origin, Nationality, & Ethnicity

One branch of the Sweeney family believes that the family originated in Ireland. According to one branch of the Sweeney family, the family is Irish.

Sweeney Meaning & Etymology

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The meaning of Sweeney come may come from a profession, such as the name "Bishop" which may have been taken by church officials. Some of these trade-based family names might be a profession in a different language. For this reason it is useful to research the country of origin of a name, and the languages spoken by its family members. Many names like Sweeney come from religious texts like the Quran, the Bhagavadgītā, the Bible, and so on. Often these surnames are shortened versions of a religious phrase such as "Grace of God".

Sweeney Pronunciation & Spelling Variations

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Researching misspellings and spelling variations of the Sweeney surname are important to understanding the history of the name. In times when literacy was uncommon, names such as Sweeney were written down based on how they were heard by a scribe when people's names were written in court, church, and government records. This could have given rise misspellings of Sweeney. Surnames like Sweeney change in spelling and pronunciation as they travel across villages, family lines, and eras over the years.

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