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
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.
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