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

Sheriden Early Origins



The surname Sheriden 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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Sheriden Spelling Variations


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Sheriden 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 Sheriden were found in the archives researched. These included Sheridan, O'Sheridan, Sheridon, Sheridin and others.

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Sheriden Early History


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Sheriden Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Sheriden 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 Sheriden History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Sheriden Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Sheriden Early Notables (pre 1700)



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



In the 18th and 19th centuries, thousands of Irish families fled an Ireland that was forcibly held through by England through its imperialistic policies. A large portion of these families crossed the Atlantic to the shores of North Ameri ca. The fate of these families depended on when they immigrated and the political allegiances they showed after they arrived. Settlers that arrived before the American War of Independence may have moved north to Canada at the war's conclusion as United Empire Loyalists. Such Loyalists were granted land along the St. Lawrence River and the Niagara Peninsula. Those that fought for the revolution occasionally gained the land that the fleeing Loyalist vacated. After this period, free land and an agrarian lifestyle were not so easy to come by in the East. So when seemingly innumerable Irish immigrants arrived during the Great Potato Famine of the late 1840s, free land for all was out of the question. These settlers were instead put to work building railroads, coal mines, bridges, and canals. Whenever they came, Irish settlers made an inestimable contribution to the building of the New World. Early North American immigration records have revealed a number of people bearing the Irish name Sheriden or a variant listed above, including:

Sheriden Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Bernard Sheriden, who arrived in Mobile County, Ala in 1844

Sheriden Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John Sheriden, aged 38, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1850 aboard the ship "Trafalgar"

Sheriden Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Michael Sheriden, aged 24, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Reiherstieg" in 1864
  • Mary Sheriden, aged 22, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Reiherstieg" in 1864
  • Mary Sheriden, aged 2, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Reiherstieg" in 1864
  • Bridget Sheriden, aged 21, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Reiherstieg" in 1864

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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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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    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. Heraldic Scroll and Map of Family names and Origins of Ireland. Dublin: Mullins. Print.
    3. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1992. Print.
    4. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    5. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    6. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1978. Print.
    7. MacLysaght, Edward. Mores Irish Familes. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1982. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-0126-0).
    8. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. Vicars, Sir Arthur. Index to the Prerogative Wills of Ireland 1536-1810. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    10. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
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    The Sheriden Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Sheriden 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 18 September 2013 at 15:23.

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