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Irish surnames are linked to the long Gaelic heritage of the Island nation. The original Gaelic form of the name Shaughnessy is O Seachnasaigh.

Shaughnessy Early Origins



The surname Shaughnessy was first found in County Galway (Irish: Gaillimh) part of the province of Connacht, located on the west coast of the Island.

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Shaughnessy Spelling Variations


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Shaughnessy Spelling Variations



Many variations of the name Shaughnessy were found in archives from the Middle Ages. The spelling and language in which the people's names were recorded was often up to the individual scribe. Variations of the name Shaughnessy found include O'Shaughnessy, Shaughnessy, O'Shanessy, Shanessy and others.

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Shaughnessy Early History


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Shaughnessy Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Shaughnessy 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 Shaughnessy History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Shaughnessy Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Shaughnessy Early Notables (pre 1700)



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 Shaughnessy 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



The 18th and 19th centuries saw many Irish families immigrate to North America in search of land and opportunities. The largest influx of Irish immigrants to the United States and British North America came during the 1840s when the Great Potato Famine laid waste to their homeland. Hundreds of thousands left the island in an attempt to escape the starvation and disease it brought. Although the arrival of such a large number of destitute Irish was not welcomed by the established population in the United States and what would become known as Canada at the time, these Irish were an essential element to the rapid development of these growing industrial nations. They filled the demand for the cheap labor needed for the work in factories and in the construction of bridges, roads, canals, and railways. An examination of passenger and immigration lists has revealed many immigrants bearing the name of Shaughnessy or one of its variants:

Shaughnessy Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Margaret Shaughnessy, who landed in New York, NY in 1816
  • Michael Shaughnessy, who arrived in New York, NY in 1816
  • James Shaughnessy, aged 18, arrived in New York, NY in 1849
  • John Shaughnessy, aged 23, arrived in New Orleans, La in 1853
  • Patrick, James, John, and Michael Shaughnessy all arrived in Philadelphia between 1840 and 1860
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Shaughnessy Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Annie Shaughnessy, aged 0, who landed in America from Liverpool, in 1902
  • Benedik Shaughnessy, aged 22, who emigrated to the United States from Roscommon, in 1905
  • Alice Shaughnessy, aged 14, who emigrated to America from Drumlish, Longford, Ireland, in 1906
  • Abina Shaughnessy, aged 18, who landed in America from Co. Lalway, Ireland, in 1907
  • Annie Shaughnessy, aged 18, who landed in America from Ballinrobe, Ireland, in 1908
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Shaughnessy Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Patrick Shaughnessy, aged 35, a labourer, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1833 aboard the brig "William" from Cork, Ireland
  • Ellen Shaughnessy, aged 25, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1833 aboard the brig "William" from Cork, Ireland

Shaughnessy Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • Alice J. Shaughnessy, aged 23, who emigrated to Montreal, Canada, in 1904

Shaughnessy Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Mary Shaughnessy, aged 26, a domestic servant, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Emerald Isle"
  • Margaret Shaughnessy, aged 24, a servant, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Confiance"
  • Johanna Shaughnessy, aged 23, a domestic servant, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Aliquis"
  • Margaret Shaughnessy, aged 24, a domestic servant, arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Nimroud"
  • Honora Shaughnessy, aged 22, a servant, arrived in South Australia in 1857 aboard the ship "Henry Moore"
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Shaughnessy Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Patrick Shaughnessy, aged 20, a farm labourer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Rakaia" in 1878

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Contemporary Notables of the name Shaughnessy (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Shaughnessy (post 1700)



  • Edwin Thomas "Ed" Shaughnessy (1929-2013), American drummer, best known for his work with Doc Severinsen and The Tonight Show Band on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson
  • Meghann Shaughnessy (b. 1979), American professional tennis player
  • Charles George Patrick Shaughnessy (b. 1955), 5th Baron Shaughnessy
  • Michael James Shaughnessy (1946-2007), 4th Baron Shaughnessy
  • William Graham Shaughnessy (1922-2003), 3rd Baron Shaughnessy
  • William James Shaughnessy (1883-1938), 2nd Baron Shaughnessy
  • Thomas George Shaughnessy KCVO (1853-1923), 1st Baron Shaughnessy, Irish-born, Canadian railway administrator, president of the Canadian Pacific Railway from 1899 - 1918
  • Alfred James Shaughnessy (1916-2005), English scriptwriter and producer
  • Charles Shaughnessy (b. 1955), English television and film actor

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Shaughnessy Historic Events


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Shaughnessy Historic Events




RMS Titanic

  • Mr. Patrick Shaughnessy (d. 1912), aged 24, Irish Third Class passenger from Tynagh, Galway who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    2. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    3. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    4. MacLysaght, Edward. The Surnames of Ireland 3rd Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1978. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2278-0).
    5. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    6. Johnson, Daniel F. Irish Emigration to New England Through the Port of Saint John, New Brunswick Canada 1841-1849. Baltimore, Maryland: Clearfield, 1996. Print.
    7. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    8. MacLysaght, Edward. Mores Irish Familes. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1982. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-0126-0).
    9. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    10. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of Ireland. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1969. Print.
    11. ...

    The Shaughnessy Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Shaughnessy 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.

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