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Many Irish surnames have a long, ancient Gaelic history behind them. The original Gaelic form of the name Sheardant is O Sirideain, which means descendant of Siridean.

Early Origins of the Sheardant family


The surname Sheardant was first found in county Longford (Irish: An Longfort) traditionally known as Annaly or Teffia, and situated in the Irish Midlands, in Northwest Leinster.

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Early History of the Sheardant family

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Early History of the Sheardant family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Sheardant research.
Another 245 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1751, 1635, 1711, 1682, 1691, 1669, 1682, 1687 and 1738 are included under the topic Early Sheardant History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Sheardant Spelling Variations

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Sheardant Spelling Variations


Names during the Middle Ages were often recorded under several different spelling variations during the life of their bearers. Literacy was rare at that time and so how a person's name was recorded was decided by the individual scribe. Variations of the name Sheardant include Sheridan, O'Sheridan, Sheridon, Sheridin and others.

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Early Notables of the Sheardant family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Sheardant family (pre 1700)


Another 48 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Sheardant Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Migration of the Sheardant family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the Sheardant family to the New World and Oceana


Irish families began to immigrate to British North America and the United States in the 18th century, but the greatest influx of Irish immigrants came during the Great Potato Famine of the late 1840s. The earlier settlers came to North America after a great deal of consideration and by paying relatively high fees for their passage. These settlers were primarily drawn by the promise of land. Those later settlers that came during the 1840's were trying to escape the conditions of poverty, starvation, disease, and death that had stricken Ireland. Due to the enormity of their numbers and the late date of their arrival, these immigrants primarily became hired laborers instead of homesteading settlers like their predecessors. An exhaustive search of immigration and passenger lists has revealed many Irish immigrants North America bearing the name Sheardant: Bernard Sheridan arrived in Philadelphia in 1807; Barney, Cornelius, Felix, Hugh, James, John, Martin, Mary, Mathew, Michael, Patrick, Peter, Terence, Thomas and William Sheridan, all arrived in Philadelphia between 1840 and 1870..

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The Sheardant Motto

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The Sheardant 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: Cervus lacessitus Leo
Motto Translation: The stag at bay becomes a lion.


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