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Sweeney

Overview page. Subjects: Literature.

Symbolic character in the poetry of T. S. Eliot. representing the vulgar but vital force of life, particularly in modern man. He is introduced in “Mr. Eliot's Sunday Morning Service” (1918)...

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Sweeney

Edited by Patrick Hanks.

in Dictionary of American Family Names

January 2003; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 53 words.

1. Irish: reduced form of McSweeney, an Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Suibhne ‘son of Suibhne’, a byname

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Sweeney

Patrick Hanks, Richard Coates and Peter McClure.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland

November 2016; p ublished online November 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 245 words.

Variants: Sweenie, Sweeny, Sweaney, Swinney, McSweeney, McSweeny, McSwiney, McSeveney, McSeveny

Current

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McSweeney

Edited by Patrick Hanks.

in Dictionary of American Family Names

January 2003; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 32 words.

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Suibhne ‘son of Suibhne’, a byname meaning ‘pleasant’. Compare McQueeney, which is

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McSweeney

Patrick Hanks, Richard Coates and Peter McClure.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland

November 2016; p ublished online November 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 40 words.

Current frequencies: GB 1432, Ireland 2552 • GB frequency 1881: 242 • Main GB location 1881: London • Main

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Swiney

Edited by Patrick Hanks.

in Dictionary of American Family Names

January 2003; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 6 words.

Irish: variant of Sweeney.

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Sweaney

Edited by Patrick Hanks.

in Dictionary of American Family Names

January 2003; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 6 words.

Variant of Irish Sweeney.

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Sweany

Edited by Patrick Hanks.

in Dictionary of American Family Names

January 2003; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 6 words.

Variant of Irish Sweeney.

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McSweeny

Edited by Patrick Hanks.

in Dictionary of American Family Names

January 2003; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 11 words.

Irish: variant of McSweeney.

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Sweeny

Edited by Patrick Hanks.

in Dictionary of American Family Names

January 2003; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 7 words.

Irish: variant spelling of Sweeney.

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Sweney

Edited by Patrick Hanks.

in Dictionary of American Family Names

January 2003; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 7 words.

Irish: variant spelling of Sweeney.

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Sweeley

Edited by Patrick Hanks.

in Dictionary of American Family Names

January 2003; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 8 words.

Perhaps a variant of Irish Sweeney.

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Seeney

Edited by Patrick Hanks.

in Dictionary of American Family Names

January 2003; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 12 words.

1. English: variant of Senior.

2. Irish: variant of Sweeney.

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McQueeney

Edited by Patrick Hanks.

in Dictionary of American Family Names

January 2003; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 21 words.

Irish: variant of McSweeney, from the lenited Gaelic form Mac Shuibhne. Compare Mawhinney 2.

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McSeveney

Patrick Hanks, Richard Coates and Peter McClure.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland

November 2016; p ublished online November 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 25 words.

Current frequencies: GB 329, Ireland 45 • GB frequency 1881: 6

Irish: from Mac Suibhne, see Sweeney

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McSwain

Edited by Patrick Hanks.

in Dictionary of American Family Names

January 2003; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 35 words.

Scottish and Irish: probably an Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Suibhne (see McSweeney) or of a Gaelic patronymic

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McQueen

Edited by Patrick Hanks.

in Dictionary of American Family Names

January 2003; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 35 words.

Scottish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Shuibhne ‘son of Suibhne’ a byname meaning ‘pleasant’. Compare McSweeney. This name

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