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.
|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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