Early Origins of the Shaunessy family
Galway (Irish: Gaillimh) part of the province of Connacht, located on the west coast of the Island.
Early History of the Shaunessy family
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Shaunessy Spelling Variations
spelling variations of the surname Shaunessy that are preserved in the archival documents of the time are O'Shaughnessy, Shaughnessy, O'Shanessy, Shanessy and others.
Early Notables of the Shaunessy family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Shaunessy family to the New World and Oceana
North America accepted thousands of Irish immigrants during the 19th century as their homeland suffered under foreign imperialistic rule. Although settlers from the early portion of the century came to North America by choice in search of land, by far the largest influx of Irish immigrants came to North America during the Great Potato Famine of the late 1840s. Many of these Irish families left the country destitute and in some cases suffering from disease. However, those who survived the long ocean voyage were especially vital to the development of industry in the United States and what would become known as Canada. Research of immigration and passenger lists has shown many early immigrants bearing the name Shaunessy: Thomas O'Shaughnessy settled in Philadelphia in 1854; along with Martin and James; John O'Shanessy settled in Philadelphia in 1820; Patrick, James, John, Michael Shaughnessy all arrived in Philadelphia between 1840 and 1860..
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