Origins Available: Irish-Alt
The family name Shanly has an intrinsic connection to the Gaelic culture of Ireland
. The original Gaelic form of the name Shanly is Mac Seanlaoich, which is derived from the words "sean," meaning "old," and "laoch," meaning "hero."
Early Origins of the Shanly family
The surname Shanly was first found in Leitrim
(Irish: Liatroim) anciently the western half of the kingdom of Breifne, located in Northeastern Ireland
, in Leinster
province, where they held a family seat
in that county, some say, well before the 10th century. This east Connacht
sept gathered their name from the Gaelic 'MacSeanlaoich' meaning in the English 'Old hero.".
Early History of the Shanly family
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Shanly Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Shanley, Shanly, MacShanley, McShanley, MacShanly and many more.
Early Notables of the Shanly family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Shanly family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Shanly Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Bernardo Shanly, who settled in Mississippi in 1789
Shanly Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Christopher Shanly, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1820
- James Shanly, who arrived in New York in 1837
- James Shanly, who arrived in Mobile County, Ala in 1840 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)
Shanly Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Mary Shanly, aged 20, who settled in America from Longford, Ireland, in 1902
- Patrick Shanly, aged 22, who emigrated to the United States from Drumsna, in 1903
- Annie Shanly, aged 12, who landed in America from Leitrim, in 1903
- William Shanly, aged 21, who settled in America from Athlone, in 1905
- Michael Shanly, aged 21, who landed in America from Dromod, Ireland, in 1909
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Contemporary Notables of the name Shanly (post 1700)
- Walter Shanly (1817-1899), Canadian civil engineer, author, businessman, and politician
- Charles Dawson Shanly (1811-1875), Canadian (Irish born), poet
The Shanly Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Pro patria et religione
Motto Translation: For country and religion