Everything you need to know about the Irish surname Sweeney 

Irish derivation: Mac Suibhne

Name meaning: "Son of the pleasant one"

Counties associated with the name: Donegal

Coat of arms motto: "Strike for Victory."

Interesting facts: The Sweeney clan is thought to have originated in Scotland before emigrating to Ireland, particularly the Ulster region.

Some famous Sweeneys:

  •  Alison Sweeney (1976-, American television actress)
  •  Anne Sweeney (1957-, President of Disney-ABC Television Group)
  •  Bob KO Sweeney (1894-1961, American boxer)
  •  Brian Sweeney (1974-,  professional baseball player)

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