Surname Resources and Family History References for
descendants of "Clan Suibhne" in the USA
How do you spell "Swinney"??
Although I call this a "Swinney" genealogy site, much of the information here contains other spellings of the surname.
I have tried to preserve these original spellings from my research. If you use the "search" function,
I recommend that you search on the first name only since there may be references which use archaic spellings.
If you see the name "Suibhne" on this site, it is a general reference to the various
Swinney, Swiney, Swinea, Sweney, Sweeny, Swenney (etc.) family groups in the USA.
This site contains primarily early southern USA references and will probably provide little information for later "Sweeney" immigrant research. (A note for "Sweeney" visitors)
Suibhne Surname History
A colection of original and secondary sources on-line
Web pages with Suibhne information
Researchers with Suibhne interest
- If you would like to be added to my list of "Suibhne" researchers
- If you find an error (or probable error) in any of the resources on this site (I have tried to annotate areas where I know the information is suspect.)
- If there is a Suibhne related resource you would like to share.
- If there is a website link I should include.
Contact me as DVSwinney at yahoo.com.
A Note for my Sweeney cousins:
By the middle of the 19th century,
the anglicized form of this surname had largely standardized to "Sweeney".
If you use this standard spelling (Sweeney or MacSweeney), you still might
find something useful here. (Some families did adopt the standard spelling,
but most appear to have adopted variants which distinguished them from the
later Catholic immigrants to the USA.) However, the odds are higher that we are cousins
only from the other side of the Atlantic where I have very little data.
I recommend you visit the Sweeney Clan web
site or their rival site Sweeney Doe Clan.