When Archibald B. Sweeney was born on 14 May 1811, in Washington, Kentucky, United States, his father, Daniel Sweeney, was 34 and his mother, Elizabeth Jones, was 34. He married Frances Robinson or Robertson on 18 December 1834, in Washington, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Boone, Franklin, Missouri, United States in 1850 and Bourbon Township, Boone, Missouri, United States in 1860. He died on 3 August 1863, in Randolph, Missouri, United States, at the age of 52, and was buried in Moberly, Randolph, Missouri, United States.
Some characteristic forenames: Irish Brendan, Donal, Kieran, Eamonn, Paddy, Senan, Tadhg, Aileen, Assumpta, Brennan, Caitlin, Colm.
Irish and Scottish: shortened form of McSweeney , from Gaelic Mac Suibhne ‘son of Suibhne’, a personal name meaning ‘pleasant’. Loss of initial Mac in this surname seems to have been encouraged by the Irish variant Ó Suibhne. For the Scottish form Mac Shuibhne with loss of the final syllable and lenition of the personal name after Mac, compare McSween and McQueen .
Americanized form of French Choiniere .