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O'Shanahan History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The surname O'Shanahan is originally a name that appeared in Gaelic as O Seanachain, which is derived from the word "sean," meaning "old."

Early Origins of the O'Shanahan family


The surname O'Shanahan was first found in County Clare (Irish: An Clár) located on the west coast of Ireland in the province of Munster, where they held a family seat from very ancient times.

Early History of the O'Shanahan family


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O'Shanahan Spelling Variations


Scribes and church officials, lacking today's standardized spelling rules, recorded names by how they were pronounced. This imprecise guide often led to the misleading result of one person's name being recorded under several different spellings. Numerous spelling variations of the surname O'Shanahan are preserved in documents of the family history. The various spellings of the name that were found include Shanahan, O'Shanahan, Shahan, Shannon, Gilshenan and many more.

Early Notables of the O'Shanahan family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the O'Shanahan family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

O'Shanahan Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • James O'Shanahan, aged 26, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1857 aboard the ship "Caucasian" [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    South Australian Register Tuesday 26 April 1853. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Caucasian 1857. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/caucasian1857.shtml
  • Johanna O'Shanahan, aged 16, a servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1857 aboard the ship "Caucasian" [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    South Australian Register Tuesday 26 April 1853. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Caucasian 1857. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/caucasian1857.shtml

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  1. ^ South Australian Register Tuesday 26 April 1853. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Caucasian 1857. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/caucasian1857.shtml

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