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All Irish surnames have a unique and often romantic meaning. The name McShane originally appeared in Gaelic as Mac Seain, which translates as son of John.

McShane Early Origins



The surname McShane was first found in County Kerry (Irish:Ciarraí) part of the former County Desmond (14th-17th centuries), located in Southwestern Ireland, in Munster province, where they were granted lands by Strongbow when he invaded Ireland in 1172.

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McShane Spelling Variations


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McShane Spelling Variations



Names during the Middle Ages were often recorded under several different spelling variations during the life of their bearers. Literacy was rare at that time and so how a person's name was recorded was decided by the individual scribe. Variations of the name McShane include McShane, McShain, McShaen, MacShane, MacShain, MacShaen, MacCheyne, McCheyne, McSheyne, MacSheyne, McCheine, McChain, MacCheine, MacChain, McChein, McShaney, McShanie and many more.

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McShane Early History


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McShane Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McShane research. Another 231 words (16 lines of text) covering the year 1750 is included under the topic Early McShane History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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McShane Early Notables (pre 1700)


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McShane Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early McShane Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Irish families began to immigrate to British North America and the United States in the 18th century, but the greatest influx of Irish immigrants came during the Great Potato Famine of the late 1840s. The earlier settlers came to North America after a great deal of consideration and by paying relatively high fees for their passage. These settlers were primarily drawn by the promise of land. Those later settlers that came during the 1840's were trying to escape the conditions of poverty, starvation, disease, and death that had stricken Ireland. Due to the enormity of their numbers and the late date of their arrival, these immigrants primarily became hired laborers instead of homesteading settlers like their predecessors. An exhaustive search of immigration and passenger lists has revealed many Irish immigrants North America bearing the name McShane:

McShane Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Charles McShane, who arrived in America in 1798 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

McShane Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Michael McShane, aged 26, who arrived in New York, NY in 1806 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Edward McShane, who landed in New York, NY in 1817 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Philip McShane, aged 24, who landed in Missouri in 1845 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Arthur, Charles, Daniel, Edward, Francis, Hugh, James, John Michael, Patrick, Samuel, Thomas, and William McShane all, who arrived in Philadelphia between 1840 and 1860
  • James McShane, who arrived in Mississippi in 1899 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

McShane Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Rose McShane, aged 25, who arrived in Quebec in 1834
  • Sarah McShane, aged 20, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Susan" in 1838
  • William McShane, aged 19, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Susan" in 1838

McShane Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Ellen McShane, aged 35, a servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Constance" [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) CONSTANCE 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Constance.htm
  • Ellen McShane, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Constance" in 1849 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) CONSTANCE 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Constance.htm
  • William McShane, aged 27, a farm labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Sea Park" [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    South Australian Register Tuesday 3 February 1852. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) SEA PARK 1852. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/seapark1852.shtml.
  • Phillip McShane, aged 20, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Constantine"
  • James McShane, aged 27, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Admiral Boxer"
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

McShane Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Alexander McShane, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Whitby" in 1841
  • Daniel McShane, aged 27, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Jane Gifford" in 1842
  • Elizabeth McShane, aged 27, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Jane Gifford" in 1842
  • Daniel McShane, aged 6, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Jane Gifford" in 1842
  • Hugh McShane, aged 32, a farm labourer, who arrived in Bluff, New Zealand aboard the ship "Adamant" in 1875
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name McShane (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name McShane (post 1700)



  • Michael Jerome McShane (b. 1961), United States District Judge for the United States District Court for the District of Oregon
  • Andrew James McShane (1865-1936), American politician, Mayor of New Orleans from 1920 to 1925
  • Michéal "Mike" McShane (b. 1957), American actor and comedian
  • Patrick J. McShane, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1952 (alternate), 1956
  • Owen McShane, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Presidential Elector for Vermont, 1924
  • John Albert McShane (1850-1923), American Democrat politician, Member of Nebraska State House of Representatives, 1881-82; Member of Nebraska State Senate, 1883-86; U.S. Representative from Nebraska 1st District, 1887-89
  • John A. McShane, American Democrat politician, Postmaster at Clifton Heights, Pennsylvania, 1933-54
  • Hugh F. McShane, American politician, Candidate for borough President of Queens, New York, 1969
  • Felix J. McShane Jr., American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Nebraska, 1912
  • Anne McShane, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1996, 2000
  • ... (Another 8 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) CONSTANCE 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Constance.htm
  3. ^ South Australian Register Tuesday 3 February 1852. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) SEA PARK 1852. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/seapark1852.shtml.

Other References

  1. Read, Charles Anderson. The Cabinet of Irish Literature Selections from the Works of the Chief Poets, Orators and Prose Writers of Ireland 4 Volumes. London: Blackie and Son, 1884. Print.
  2. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  3. MacLysaght, Edward. Mores Irish Familes. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1982. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-0126-0).
  4. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of Ireland. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1969. Print.
  5. Sullivan, Sir Edward. The Book of Kells 3rd Edition. New York: Crescent Books, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-517-61987-3).
  6. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  7. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  8. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  9. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  10. MacLysaght, Edward. The Surnames of Ireland 3rd Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1978. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2278-0).
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The McShane Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The McShane 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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