Origins Available: Irish
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
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 to the New World and Oceana
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..