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

Sheehey Early Origins



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.

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Sheehey Spelling Variations


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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.

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Sheehey Early History


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Sheehey Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Sheehey research. Another 273 words (20 lines of text) covering the year 1642 is included under the topic Early Sheehey History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Sheehey Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Sheehey Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Sheehey 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:

Sheehey Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

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

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

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Contemporary Notables of the name Sheehey (post 1700)


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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

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Sheehey Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. MacLysaght, Edward. The Surnames of Ireland 3rd Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1978. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2278-0).
    2. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    3. Fitzgerald, Thomas W. Ireland and Her People A Library of Irish Biography 5 Volumes. Chicago: Fitzgerald. Print.
    4. Grehan, Ida. Dictionary of Irish Family Names. Boulder: Roberts Rinehart, 1997. Print. (ISBN 1-57098-137-X).
    5. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    6. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    7. Somerset Fry, Peter and Fiona Somerset Fry. A History of Ireland. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1993. Print. (ISBN 1-56619-215-3).
    8. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1992. Print.
    9. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    10. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of Ireland. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1969. Print.
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    The Sheehey Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Sheehey 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 29 October 2015 at 18:18.

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