When Milton Sweeney was born about 1807, in Washington, Kentucky, United States, his father, Daniel Sweeney, was 32 and his mother, Elizabeth Jones, was 31. He married Ann Clarke on 31 October 1827, in Washington, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Clear Creek Township, Drew, Arkansas, United States in 1870 and Macomb, McDonough, Illinois, United States in 1880. He died on 14 January 1884, in Garnett, Lincoln, Arkansas, United States, at the age of 78.
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 .