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The Irish name McSheehy is derived from the Gaelic "Mac Sithigh," which is probably derived from "sithigh," meaning "peace."

McSheehy Early Origins



The surname McSheehy was first found in Limerick (Irish: Luimneach) located in Southwestern Ireland, in the province of Munster, where they have held a family seat from ancient times and it is said that they arrived in Limerick about 1400, having come from the north where they were a branch of the McDonnells of Antrim. The sept were "gallowglasses," mercenary soldiers who fought for kings and chiefs. In Limerick they served the Earl of Desmond and held a family seat near the town of Rathkeale.

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McSheehy Spelling Variations


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McSheehy Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Sheehy, McSheehy, MacSheehy, Sheehey, Sheehee, McSheehey, McSheehee, MacSheehey, MacSheehee, O'Sheehy and many more.

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McSheehy Early History


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McSheehy Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McSheehy research. Another 273 words (20 lines of text) covering the year 1642 is included under the topic Early McSheehy History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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McSheehy Early Notables (pre 1700)


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McSheehy Early Notables (pre 1700)



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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Edmund Sheehy, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1815; Cathn. Sheehy, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1817; Edmond Sheehy, who arrived in Quebec in 1825; William Sheehy, who was on record in Allegheny Coujty, PA in 1828.

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Contemporary Notables of the name McSheehy (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name McSheehy (post 1700)



  • Joan McSheehy (1913-1948), American competition swimmer at the 1932 Summer Olympics
  • James Bernard McSheehy, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1936; Candidate for Mayor of San Francisco, California, 1939

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Hickey, D.J. and J.E. Doherty. A New Dictionary of Irish History form 1800 2nd Edition. Dublin: Gil & MacMillian, 2003. Print.
    2. Tepper, Michael Ed & Elizabeth P. Bentley Transcriber. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of Philadelphia 1800-1819. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1986. Print.
    3. 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.
    4. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    5. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    6. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    7. Harris, Ruth-Ann and B. Emer O'Keefe. The Search for Missing Friends Irish Immigrant Advertisements Placed in the Boston Pilot Volume II 1851-1853. Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1991. Print.
    8. Sullivan, Sir Edward. The Book of Kells 3rd Edition. New York: Crescent Books, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-517-61987-3).
    9. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    10. MacLysaght, Edward. Irish Families Their Names, Arms and Origins 4th Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2364-7).
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    The McSheehy Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The McSheehy 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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