McWhinney heads of household in 1901 census

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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 1901, with total occurences

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