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Origins Available: Irish-Alt, Irish


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."

Shanly Early Origins



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.".

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Shanly Spelling Variations


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Shanly Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Shanley, Shanly, MacShanley, McShanley, MacShanly and many more.

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Shanly Early History


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Shanly Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Shanly research. Another 375 words (27 lines of text) covering the years 1473 and 1714 are included under the topic Early Shanly History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Shanly Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Shanly Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Shanly Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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

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
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Shanly (post 1700)


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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

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Motto


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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


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    2. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    3. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    4. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    5. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    6. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    7. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    8. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    10. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
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    The Shanly Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Shanly 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.

    This page was last modified on 22 October 2013 at 14:27.

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