Shallow History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Shallow family

The surname Shallow was first found in Cork (Irish: Corcaigh) the ancient Kingdom of Deis Muin (Desmond), located on the southwest coast of Ireland in the province of Munster, where they held a family seat as an offshoot of the Cahills, being directly descended from Tomhas na Sealbuide, or Thomas of the Seals. 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 Clare where the name assumed Shalloo and represented the first recorded reference to the name.

Early History of the Shallow family

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Shallow Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Shally, Shalvey, Shalloo, Shealy, Shallow, O'Shallow, O'Shally, Shelley, O'Shelley, O'Shalvey and many more.

Early Notables of the Shallow family (pre 1700)

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United States Shallow migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Shallow Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Partrick Shallow, who settled in Boston in 1763
  • Patrick Shallow, who landed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1763 [1]
Shallow Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Mary Ann Shallow, who settled in Philadelphia in 1852
  • Nicholas Shallow, who settled in Baltimore in 1854

Canada Shallow migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Shallow Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Luck Shallow, who settled in Canada in 1815
  • Betsy Shallow, who settled in St. John's, Newfoundland in 1816 [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Shallow (post 1700) +

  • Travis Leigh Shallow (b. 1984), American singer-songwriter, musician, and recording artist
  • Parvati Shallow (b. 1982), American television personality and was the $1 million winner of the reality television series Survivor: Micronesia — Fans vs. Favorites
  • Dr. Kishore Shallow (b. 1984), St. Vincent and the Grenadines cricket administrator, currently the Vice President of Cricket West Indies, President of Windward Islands Cricket Board of Control, and Former President of St. Vincent and the Grenadines Cricket Association
  • Hyron Courtney Rohan Shallow (b. 1982), West Indies cricketer who has played first-class and List A cricket for the Windward Islands who also represents Tetsworth as an overseas professional in the Oxfordshire Cricket Association


  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. ^ Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0


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