McWhinney



Household numbers by county in Griffith's (1847-64), as on the map

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Antrim:6Armagh:5Derry:5Down:56

Surname Dictionary

MacWhinney fairly rare: Down etc. Ir. Mac Shuibhne (SI) i.e. equivalent of Mac Sweeney, but Black states that it is a Galloway form of Mac Kenzie, Scots Gael. Mac Coinnich. See also Mawhinney.
Mawhinney numerous: Ulster generally, especially Antrim-Down. Ir. Mac Shuibhne, from first name Suibhne (pleasant), so synonymous with Mac Sweeney. It seems to be a Scottish name from Galloway, where there is some confusion with Mac Kenzie. MIF & SS.

Variants in Griffith's
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Mahinny: 2
Mawhanny: 2
Mawhiney: 5
Mawhinney: 38
Mawhinny: 25
McWhinney: 72
McWhinny: 28

Non-Griffith's Variants

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MacWhinney
Mawhenney
Mawhinnie
McWhiney
McWhinnie
Mewhiney
Mewhinney


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