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Origins of the McSwiney surname

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About the McSwineys

We have a total number of 876 records for people with the last name McSwiney.

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Where do most McSwineys live?

In 1921, most McSwineys lived in London.

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Interesting facts about McSwineys

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We have 422 records for the McSwiney surname. The oldest one dates back to 1841.

Who were McSwineys most likely to marry?



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What are the most common McSwiney first names?

  • John
  • Terence
  • Mary
  • Margaret

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Common jobs for McSwineys

Men and women often performed different types of jobs, so these are displayed by gender to maintain their historical accuracy.

Common Female occupations for McSwineys in 1921


Dress Maker


Living On Own Means


Dress & Mantle Maker




Common Male occupations for McSwineys in 1921


Boiler Maker






Boot Maker


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