When William Daniel Sweeney was born in 1820, in Lincoln, Kentucky, United States, his father, Daniel Sweeney, was 44 and his mother, Elizabeth Jones, was 43. He married Lucy A. Jones. He died about 1863, in Glasgow, Howard, Missouri, United States, at the age of 44.
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 .
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