Many Irish surnames have a long, ancient Gaelic history behind them. The original Gaelic form of the name Sheridon is O Sirideain, which means descendant of Siridean.
Early Origins of the Sheridon family
The surname Sheridon was first found in county Longford
(Irish: An Longfort) traditionally known as Annaly or Teffia, and situated in the Irish Midlands, in Northwest Leinster.
Early History of the Sheridon family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Sheridon 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 Sheridon History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Sheridon 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 Sheridon were found in the archives researched. These included Sheridan, O'Sheridan, Sheridon, Sheridin and others.
Early Notables of the Sheridon family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Sheridon family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Sheridon Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- John Sheridon, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Constant" in 1849 CITATION[CLOSE]
State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The CONSTANT 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Constant.htm
The Sheridon 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.