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Shera History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



Most of the old Irish surnames that can be found throughout the world today have their roots in the Gaelic language. The original Gaelic form of the name Shera is Mac Giolla Phadraig, denoting a devotee of St. Patrick. This is the only native-Irish surname with the prefix "Fitz", as all others descend from the Normans.[1]CITATION[CLOSE]
MacLysaght, Edward, Irish Families Their Names, Arms and Origins 4th Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1982. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2364-7)


Early Origins of the Shera family


The surname Shera was first found in Ossory (Irish: Osraige), the former Kingdom of Ossory, now county Kilkenny, located in Southeastern Ireland in the province of Leinster, where they were the traditional Princes of Ossary, claiming descent from the O'Connors [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
O'Hart, John, Irish Pedigrees 5th Edition in 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0737-4)
and Giolla Padraig, a warlike chief in Ossary who lived in the second half of the 10th century. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
MacLysaght, Edward, Irish Families Their Names, Arms and Origins 4th Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1982. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2364-7)

Early History of the Shera family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Shera research.
Another 256 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1558, 1774, 1558, 1585, 1652, 1830, 1895 and 1612 are included under the topic Early Shera History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Shera Spelling Variations


Because early scribes and church officials often spelled names as they sounded, a person could have many various spellings of his name.Many different spelling variations of the surname Shera were found in the archives researched. These included Fitzpatrick, Fitzpatricks, Kilpatrick, Shera, Sherar, Sherra, Patchy, Patchie, Parogan, Parrican, Fitz, MacGilpatrick, McGilpatrick, MacIlpatrick, McIlpatrick, MacSherra, McSherra, McShera, MacShera, Sheera, McSheera and many more.

Early Notables of the Shera family (pre 1700)


Notable amongst the family name at this time was Sir Barnaby Fitzpatrick, one of the first to submit to Henry VII and was knighted for his allegiance...
Another 27 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Shera Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Shera family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Shera Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Shera, who landed in Quebec in 1831

Shera Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • W. Shera, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "City of Auckland" in 1871

Contemporary Notables of the name Shera (post 1700)


  • Shera Threet (b. 1982), American actress from Seattle, Washington, known for her work in Truth Hurts (2009), Pie Head: A Kinda' True Story (2012) and Absent Minded Inventions and the Search for Flubber with Bill Nye the Science Guy (1997)

The Shera Motto


The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Ceart laidir a boo
Motto Translation: Might is Right


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Citations


  1. ^ MacLysaght, Edward, Irish Families Their Names, Arms and Origins 4th Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1982. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2364-7)
  2. ^ O'Hart, John, Irish Pedigrees 5th Edition in 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0737-4)

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