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Origins of the Sweeney surname

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About the Sweeneys

We have a total number of 94766 records for people with the last name Sweeney.

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Where do most Sweeneys live?

In 1921, most Sweeneys lived in London.

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Interesting facts about Sweeneys

How common is your surname?

897th most common surname in the UK

We have 33,100 records for the Sweeney surname. The oldest one dates back to .

Who were Sweeneys most likely to marry?




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What are the most common Sweeney first names?

  • John
  • James
  • Mary
  • Margaret

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Common jobs for Sweeneys

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

Common Female occupations for Sweeneys in 1921






Domestic Servant


General Servant


Common Male occupations for Sweeneys in 1921
General Labourer


Coal Miner


Dock Labourer




Semiskilled Chauffeurs And Drivers


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