Research shows that the name Sweeny has been around since the eleventh century. First historical evidence of the surname dates to the county of Kent in 1229.
Sweeny is the 953rd most popular surname in Great Britain. The county of Hampshire in England holds the greatest density of people with the surname Sweeny. An early 18th century Sweeny was noted as a keen drinker after police allegedly escorted him out of no less than ten watering holes in a single evening. A tarnished past is evident, especially around the winter of 1922 when Greg Sweeny stole a bracelet and was sentenced to jail. 105
The generations of Sweenys are often held in close proximity to Mercury a planet linked with reliable, egocentric and complex. Once in love they are unimaginative, not intentionally so but because of the basic inconsistency of their emotional nature. It is often seen for members of this family to flee from a a possible romantic situation, quite often over looking the possibilities.