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Sheehey History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The Irish name Sheehey is derived from the Gaelic "Mac Sithigh," which is probably derived from "sithigh," meaning "peace."

Early Origins of the Sheehey family


The surname Sheehey was first found in Limerick (Irish: Luimneach) located in Southwestern Ireland, in the province of Munster, where they have held a family seat from ancient times and it is said that they arrived in Limerick about 1400, having come from the north where they were a branch of the McDonnells of Antrim. The sept were "gallowglasses," mercenary soldiers who fought for kings and chiefs. In Limerick they served the Earl of Desmond and held a family seat near the town of Rathkeale.

Early History of the Sheehey family


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Sheehey Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Sheehy, McSheehy, MacSheehy, Sheehey, Sheehee, McSheehey, McSheehee, MacSheehey, MacSheehee, O'Sheehy and many more.

Early Notables of the Sheehey family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Sheehey family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Sheehey Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Mary Sheehey, who landed in New York, NY in 1816 [1]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)
  • Roger Sheehey, who arrived in Maine in 1854
  • Edward Sheehey, who arrived in Illinois in 1856-1864 [1]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)

Sheehey Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Mary Sheehey, who died en route to Quebec in 1847

Sheehey Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • John Sheehey, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Berar" in 1865
  • Elizabeth Sheehey, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Berar" in 1865

Contemporary Notables of the name Sheehey (post 1700)


  • John William Sheehey (b. 1886), American Democrat politician, Member of Vermont State House of Representatives from Fairfax, 1910 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 22) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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Citations


  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 22) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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