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Where did the Irish Shene family come from? When did the Shene family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Shene family history?All Irish surnames have a unique and often romantic meaning. The name Shene originally appeared in Gaelic as Mac Seain, which translates as son of John.
Because early scribes and church officials often spelled names as they sounded, a person could have many various spellings of his name.Many different spelling variations of the surname Shene were found in the archives researched. These included McShane, McShain, McShaen, MacShane, MacShain, MacShaen, MacCheyne, McCheyne, McSheyne, MacSheyne, McCheine, McChain, MacCheine, MacChain, McChein, McShaney, McShanie and many more.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Shene research. Another 231 words(16 lines of text) covering the year 1750 is included under the topic Early Shene History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Shene Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Thousands of Irish left in their homeland in the 18th and 19th centuries to escape the religious and political discrimination they experienced primarily at the hands of the English, and in the search of a plot of land to call their own. These immigrants arrived at the eastern shores of North America, early on settling and breaking the land, and, later, building the bridges, canals, and railroads essential to the emerging nations of United States and Canada. Many others would toil for low wages in the dangerous factories of the day. Although there had been a steady migration of Irish to North America over these years, the greatest influx of Irish immigrants came to North America during the Great Potato Famine of the late 1840s. Early North American immigration records have revealed a number of people bearing the Irish name Shene or a variant listed above:
Shene Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century
Shene Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
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