Sherden Surname History

Many Irish surnames have a long, ancient Gaelic history behind them. The original Gaelic form of the name Sherden is O Sirideain, which means descendant of Siridean.

Early Origins of the Sherden family

The surname Sherden was first found in county Longford (Irish: An Longfort) traditionally known as Annaly or Teffia, and situated in the Irish Midlands, in Northwest Leinster.

Early History of the Sherden family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Sherden research. Another 123 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1751, 1635, 1711, 1682, 1691, 1669, 1682, 1687 and 1738 are included under the topic Early Sherden History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Sherden Spelling Variations

The search for the origins of the name Sherden family name revealed numerous spelling variations. These variants can be somewhat accounted for when it is realized that before widespread literacy people only recognized their name by pronunciation; it was up to scribes to decide how it was to be formally recorded. Variations found include Sheridan, O'Sheridan, Sheridon, Sheridin and others.

Early Notables of the Sherden family (pre 1700)

Another 48 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Sherden Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Sherden family

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 Sherden: Bernard Sheridan arrived in Philadelphia in 1807; Barney, Cornelius, Felix, Hugh, James, John, Martin, Mary, Mathew, Michael, Patrick, Peter, Terence, Thomas and William Sheridan, all arrived in Philadelphia between 1840 and 1870..



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