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Where did the Irish Shinnick family come from? What is the Irish Shinnick family crest and coat of arms? When did the Shinnick family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Shinnick family history?The Shinnick surname originally appeared in Gaelic as O Sionnaigh, which is derived from "sionnach," which means "fox."
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 Shinnick were found in the archives researched. These included Shiner, Shinner, Shunny, Shunagh, Shunnagh, Shinnick, Shinnock, Shinick and many more.
First found in County Mayo, where they held a family seat. This most ancient Irish surname is derived from Sionnach, the Fox, an epithet used by the Chief of the Irish Cathernaigh Clann, a branch of the northern Ui Fiachrach.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Shinnick research. Another 232 words(17 lines of text) covering the year 1845 is included under the topic Early Shinnick History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Shinnick Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
A massive wave of Irish immigrants hit North America during the 19th century. Although many early Irish immigrants made a carefully planned decision to leave left Ireland for the promise of free land, by the 1840s immigrants were fleeing a famine stricken land in desperation. The condition of Ireland during the Great Potato Famine of the late 1840s can be attributed to a rapidly expanding population and English imperial policies. Those Irish families that arrived in North America were essential to its rapid social, industrial, and economic development. Passenger and immigration lists have revealed a number of early Irish immigrants bearing the name Shinnick: L. Shiner who settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1754; followed by John A. Shiner in 1868; W.S. Shinner who settled in Boston Massachusetts in 1820.
The Shinnick Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Shinnick Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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