Irish surnames are linked to the long Gaelic heritage of the Island nation. The original Gaelic form of the name O'Shaughnesy is O Seachnasaigh.
, located on the west coast of the Island.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our O'Shaughnesy research.Another 201 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1569, 1690, 1691, 1673, 1691, 1673 and 1744 are included under the topic Early O'Shaughnesy History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
The recording of names in Ireland
in the Middle Ages was an inconsistent endeavor at best. The standardized literary languages of today were not yet reached the general citizenry. Research into the name O'Shaughnesy revealed spelling variations
, including O'Shaughnessy, Shaughnessy, O'Shanessy, Shanessy and others.
Notable amongst the family name at this time was Ruaidhrí Gilla Dubh Ó Seachnasaigh (aka Sir Roger O'Shaughnessy) (died 1569), Irish Knight and Chief of the Name; Roger O'Shaughnessy, The O'Shaughnessy (d. 1690), Captain in the Irish... Another 37 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early O'Shaughnesy Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.