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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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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Grehan, Ida. Dictionary of Irish Family Names. Boulder: Roberts Rinehart, 1997. Print. (ISBN 1-57098-137-X).
    2. Heraldic Scroll and Map of Family names and Origins of Ireland. Dublin: Mullins. Print.
    3. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1978. Print.
    4. Woulfe, Rev. Patrick. Irish Names and Surnames Collected and Edited with Explanatory and Historical Notes. Kansas City: Genealogical Foundation, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-940134-403).
    5. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of Ireland. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1969. Print.
    6. 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).
    7. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    8. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    9. Woodham-Smith, Cecil. The Great Hunger Ireland 1845-1849. New York: Old Town Books, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-385-3).
    10. Donovan, George Francis. The Pre-Revolutionary Irish in Massachusetts 1620-1775. Menasha, WI: Geroge Banta Publsihing Co., 1932. 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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