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The spelling and overall form of Irish names tend to vary widely. The original Gaelic form of the name Sheen is O Siodhachain, which may be derived from "siodhach," which means "peaceful."

Sheen Early Origins



The surname Sheen was first found in County Limerick (Irish: Luimneach) located in Southwestern Ireland, in the province of Munster, where they held a family seat from very ancient times.

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Sheen Spelling Variations


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Sheen Spelling Variations



The scribes and church officials of the Middle Ages who recorded names in official documents spelled the names as they sounded. This led to the problem of one name being recorded under several different variations and thus resembling more than one person. Among the many spelling variations of the surname Sheen that are preserved in archival documents of this era include Sheehan, Sheeham, Sheahan, O'Sheehan, Sheagan and many more.

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Sheen Early History


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Sheen Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Sheen research. Another 382 words (27 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Sheen History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Sheen Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Sheen Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Sheen 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



Irish emigration to North America began modestly in the late 18th century. At this time, Irish families made the journey to British North America and the United States by choice and after careful consideration: they were primarily in search of a suitably large stretch of land to call their own. This pattern would change most dramatically during the Great Potato Famine of the late 1840s. For example, the years 1825-1845 saw approximately 450,000 heading to British North America and 400,000 to the United States, but in 1847, at the height of the famine, it is estimated that more than 104,000 Irish immigrants went to British North America and more than 119,000 to the United States. An examination of passenger and immigration lists has revealed many early immigrants bearing the name Sheen:

Sheen Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Ellen Sheen, who landed in Virginia in 1650

Sheen Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Casper Sheen, aged 38, landed in Pennsylvania in 1753

Sheen Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Jeremiah H Sheen, aged 25, arrived in Mobile County, Ala in 1843
  • Timothy Sheen, who arrived in Tippecanoe County, Ind in 1845
  • Margaret Sheen, aged 27, landed in New York in 1849
  • Patrick Sheen, aged 13, landed in New York in 1854
  • Thomas Sheen, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1854
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Sheen Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • John Sheen, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1749

Sheen Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • William Sheen, English convict from Middlesex, who was transported aboard the "Asia" on September 3rd, 1820, settling in New South Wales, Australia [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Asia 1 voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1820 with 192 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1820
  • Richard Sheen, English convict from Gloucester, who was transported aboard the "Adamant" on March 16, 1821, settling in New South Wales, Australia [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Adamant voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1821 with 144 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/adamant/1821
  • Anne Sheen, aged 20, a servant, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Victoria Regia"
  • Mary Sheen, aged 16, a servant, arrived in South Australia in 1857 aboard the ship "Royal Albert"

Sheen Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • James Sheen, aged 30, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Shamrock" in 1855

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Contemporary Notables of the name Sheen (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Sheen (post 1700)



  • Martin Sheen (b. 1940), American actor
  • Fulton Sheen (1895-1979), American Catholic archbishop, television evangelist, sainthood candidate
  • Charlie Sheen (b. 1965), American actor
  • Albert Sheen, American politician, Member of Virgin Islands legislature, 1973-74
  • Michael Sheen OBE (b. 1969), Welsh actor
  • Jacqueline Sheen (b. 1963), Playboy model

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Sheen Historic Events


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Sheen Historic Events




HMS Prince of Wales

  • Mr. Joseph Sheen, British Petty Officer from Glasgow, Scotland, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and died during the sinking

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Sheen Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Asia 1 voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1820 with 192 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1820
  2. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Adamant voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1821 with 144 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/adamant/1821

Other References

  1. Johnson, Daniel F. Irish Emigration to New England Through the Port of Saint John, New Brunswick Canada 1841-1849. Baltimore, Maryland: Clearfield, 1996. Print.
  2. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  3. Fitzgerald, Thomas W. Ireland and Her People A Library of Irish Biography 5 Volumes. Chicago: Fitzgerald. Print.
  4. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  5. Land Owners in Ireland. Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1203-3).
  6. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  7. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
  8. McDonnell, Frances. Emigrants from Ireland to America 1735-1743 A Transcription of the report of the Irish House of Commons into Enforced emigration to America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1331-5).
  9. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  10. Somerset Fry, Peter and Fiona Somerset Fry. A History of Ireland. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1993. Print. (ISBN 1-56619-215-3).
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The Sheen Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Sheen 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.

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