Sweeney Coat of Arms, Family Crest and Sweeney Family History

If you are conducting some Sweeney family history research then you can view the Sweeney coat of arms and the name meaning and origin of the name as well as the meaning of symbols below. This is a great place to start when tracing your genealogy and Sweeney surname history and will help you answer the question 'what is the meaning of my name?'


The names Sweeney and McSweeney in Ireland are derived from a number of Gallowglass Septs called McSuichne that were established in the country in the fifteenth century. The name is now most commonly found in the Province of Munster and in County Cork in particular where the majority of descendants can be found.

A Sept is an ancient Clan-like collective describing a group of persons whose immediate ancestors bore a common surname and inhabited the same territory.

Meaning of Symbols & Colors on the Sweeney Coat of Arms

Or/Yellow/Gold Represents Generosity.
Sable/Black Denotes Constancy and sometimes Grief.
The Fess Denotes a Military Belt or Girdle of Honour
Boar Represents the bearing of a Warrior
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