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Many Irish surnames have a long, ancient Gaelic history behind them. The original Gaelic form of the name Sheridan is O Sirideain, which means descendant of Siridean.

Sheridan Early Origins



The surname Sheridan was first found in county Longford (Irish: An Longfort) traditionally known as Annaly or Teffia, and situated in the Irish Midlands, in Northwest Leinster.

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Sheridan Spelling Variations


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Sheridan Spelling Variations



Scribes and church officials, lacking today's standardized spelling rules, recorded names by how they were pronounced. This imprecise guide often led to the misleading result of one person's name being recorded under several different spellings. Numerous spelling variations of the surname Sheridan are preserved in documents of the family history. The various spellings of the name that were found include Sheridan, O'Sheridan, Sheridon, Sheridin and others.

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Sheridan Early History


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Sheridan Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Sheridan research. Another 245 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1751, 1635, 1711, 1682, 1691, 1669, 1682, 1687 and 1738 are included under the topic Early Sheridan History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Sheridan Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Sheridan Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 48 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Sheridan 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



A massive wave of Irish immigrants hit North America during the 19th century. Although many early Irish immigrants made a carefully planned decision to leave left Ireland for the promise of free land, by the 1840s immigrants were fleeing a famine stricken land in desperation. The condition of Ireland during the Great Potato Famine of the late 1840s can be attributed to a rapidly expanding population and English imperial policies. Those Irish families that arrived in North America were essential to its rapid social, industrial, and economic development. Passenger and immigration lists have revealed a number of early Irish immigrants bearing the name Sheridan:

Sheridan Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Bernard Sheridan arrived in Philadelphia in 1807
  • John Joseph Sheridan, who landed in Charleston, South Carolina in 1824
  • Thomas Sheridan, who landed in New York in 1830
  • Philip Sheridan, who landed in Maryland in 1834
  • Barney, Cornelius, Felix, Hugh, James, John, Martin, Mary, Mathew, Michael, Patrick, Peter, Terence, Thomas, and William Sheridan, all arrived in Philadelphia between 1840 and 1870
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Sheridan Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • William Sheridan, aged 30, a labourer, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Billow" in 1833
  • Edward Sheridan, aged 26, a labourer, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the ship "Edwin" from Dublin, Ireland
  • Edward Sheridan, aged 5, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Susan Maria Brooke" in 1838

Sheridan Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • James Sheridan, a gun-maker, arrived in New South Wales, Australia sometime between 1825 and 1832
  • Walter Sheridan, a mason, arrived in New South Wales, Australia sometime between 1825 and 1832
  • Michael Sheridan, a slater, arrived in Van Diemenís Land (now Tasmania) sometime between 1825 and 1832
  • James Sheridan arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Trafalgar" in 1847
  • Catherine Sheridan, aged 15, arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Elgin"
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Sheridan Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • A.J. Sheridan landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1841
  • Thomas Sheridan arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Timaru" in 1870
  • Mary Sheridan, aged 19, a servant, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Celestial Queen" in 1872

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Contemporary Notables of the name Sheridan (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Sheridan (post 1700)



  • Neill Rawlins Sheridan (1921-2015), nicknamed "Wild Horse," an American Major League Baseball player who played one season for the Boston Red Sox in 1948
  • Nicolette Sheridan (b. 1963), English Golden Globe Award nominated actress, known for her work on Desperate Housewives (2004), Knots Landing (1979) and Beverly Hills Ninja (1997)
  • James Patrick "Jamey" Sheridan (b. 1951), American three-time Screen Actors Guild Award nominated actor, known for his work on Law & Order: Criminal Intent (2001), The Ice Storm (1997) and Game Change (2012)
  • Martin Sheridan (1881-1918), American winner of three gold and one bronze Olympic medals at the 1904 and 1908 games
  • Philip Sheridan (1831-1888), United States Army General, eponym of the M551 Sheridan
  • Ann Sheridan (1915-1967), American film actress who has a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame
  • Dave Sheridan (1943-1982), American cartoonist
  • John Desmond Sheridan (1903-1980), Irish novelist, short story writer, and humourist
  • Jim Sheridan (b. 1949), Irish film director
  • Private First Class Carl V Sheridan (1925-1944), United States Army soldier, recipient of the Congressional Medal of Honor in 1944 for his actions in World War II
  • ... (Another 4 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Sheridan Historic Events


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Sheridan Historic Events




Empress of Ireland

  • Mr. Robert Sheridan, British Greaser from United Kingdom who worked aboard the Empress of Ireland and survived the sinking on May 29th 1914

Flight 191

  • Mary Sheridan, American passenger from Deerfield, Illinois, USA, who flew aboard American Airlines Flight 191 and died in the crash on May 25, 1979

Halifax Explosion

  • Mr. James A.† Sheridan (1871-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917

HMS Prince of Wales

  • Mr. Thomas Brinsley Sheridan, British Lieutenant Marine, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking
  • Mr. Sheridan, British Able Seaman, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and died during the sinking

RMS Lusitania

  • Mr. Geoffrey Sheridan, Irish Fireman from Liverpool, England, who worked aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking
  • Mr. Patrick Sheridan, Irish Fireman from Liverpool, England, who worked aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking

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Motto


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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: Cervus lacessitus Leo
Motto Translation: The stag at bay becomes a lion.


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Sheridan Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    2. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    3. Read, Charles Anderson. The Cabinet of Irish Literature Selections from the Works of the Chief Poets, Orators and Prose Writers of Ireland 4 Volumes. London: Blackie and Son, 1884. Print.
    4. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    5. Vicars, Sir Arthur. Index to the Prerogative Wills of Ireland 1536-1810. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    6. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    7. Sullivan, Sir Edward. The Book of Kells 3rd Edition. New York: Crescent Books, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-517-61987-3).
    8. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    9. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. 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 Sheridan Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Sheridan 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 1 December 2016 at 13:46.

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