McShaffrey History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the McShaffrey family

The surname McShaffrey was first found in Donegal (Irish: Dún na nGall), northwest Ireland in the province of Ulster, sometimes referred to as County Tyrconnel, where they held a family seat as chiefs of their sept. Irish history was greatly influenced by the Norman invasion of 1172, and thereafter, the surnames of Irish Gaelic clanns and septs and many of the Norman families became almost indistinguishable. This family name was found later in Derry.

Early History of the McShaffrey family

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McShaffrey Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: MacShaffrey, MacJeffery, MacGeoffery, Shaffrey, Shaffery, MacGofrey, MacGoffery, Magofrey, Mageffery and many more.

Early Notables of the McShaffrey family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the McShaffrey family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: the name represented in many forms and recorded from the mid 17th century in the great migration from Europe. Migrants settled in the eastern seaboard from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands..



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