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Early Origins of the Sheely family

The surname Sheely was first found in Cork (Irish: Corcaigh) the ancient Kingdom of Deis Muin (Desmond), located on the southwest coast of Ireland in the province of Munster, where they held a family seat as an offshoot of the Cahills, being directly descended from Tomhas na Sealbuide, or Thomas of the Seals. Irish history was greatly influenced by the Norman invasion of 1172, and thereafter, the surnames of Irish Gaelic clanns and septs and many of the Norman families became almost indistinguishable. This family name was found later in Clare where the name assumed Shalloo and represented the first recorded reference to the name.

Early History of the Sheely family

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Sheely Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Shally, Shalvey, Shalloo, Shealy, Shallow, O'Shallow, O'Shally, Shelley, O'Shelley, O'Shalvey and many more.

Early Notables of the Sheely family

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Sheely Ranking

In the United States, the name Sheely is the 16,004th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. 1

United States Sheely migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Sheely Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Roger Sheely, who landed in Virginia in 1656 2
  • Ellinor Sheely, who arrived in Maryland in 1680 2
  • Daniel Sheely, who arrived in Maryland in 1680 2
Sheely Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Catherine Sheely, who settled in Charles Town, South Carolina in 1772
Sheely Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Edmund Sheely, aged 44, who landed in Maryland in 1813 2
  • Eugene Sheely, who settled in Boston in 1839
  • Timosby Sheely, who arrived in Savanna(h), Georgia in 1855 2

Contemporary Notables of the name Sheely (post 1700) +

  • Sharon Sheely (1940-2002), American songwriter and, at the age of 18, the youngest woman to write an American number-one hit
  • Earl Sheely (1893-1952), American Major League Baseball first baseman for the Chicago White Sox
  • Edward V. Sheely, American Republican politician, Postmaster at Memphis, Tennessee, 1928-33 (acting, 1928-29) 3
  • Clyde Q. Sheely, American Republican politician, Presidential Elector for Mississippi, 1972 3
  • Arthur C. Sheely, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Colorado, 1952; Member of Republican National Committee from Colorado, 1957 3
  • Amos Y. Sheely, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Sullivan County, 1854 3
  • Joseph Sheely, American founder of Sheelytown, Nebraska

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  2. 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)
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