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The surname Shevlin is an Anglicization of the sept name O Sibhlen, which is now in modern Irish O Seibhleain.

Shevlin Early Origins



The surname Shevlin was first found in County Offaly (Irish: Uíbh Fháilí) originally the Kingdom of Uí Failghe, located in central Ireland in the Province of Leinster, where the principal sept of O Sibhlen was located. They were an important sept in that area until the Anglo- Norman invasion in the 12th century. There was also a sept of O Sibhlen of the Ui Fiachrach in Mayo.

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Shevlin Spelling Variations


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Shevlin Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Shevlin, Shevlan, Shevland, Shevlane, Shivlin and many more.

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Shevlin Early History


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Shevlin Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Shevlin research. Another 216 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1601, 1635, and 1665 are included under the topic Early Shevlin History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Shevlin Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Shevlin Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Shevlin 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Shevlin Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Patrick, Peter, Thomas, John, and James Shevlin, who were all naturalized in Philadelphia between 1850 and 1876

Shevlin Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Patrick Shevlin, aged 19, a labourer, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1833 aboard the ship "John & Mary" from Belfast, Ireland

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Contemporary Notables of the name Shevlin (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Shevlin (post 1700)



  • James Cornelius "Jimmy" Shevlin (1909-1974), American Major League Baseball first baseman who played from 1930 to 1934
  • Thomas Leonard "Tom" Shevlin (1883-1915), All-American football end and coach at Yale University, inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1954
  • Thomas H. Shevlin, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Minnesota, 1900
  • Owen Shevlin, American Republican politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly from Kings County 14th District, 1901
  • James S. Shevlin, American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 1st District, 1930
  • James Shevlin, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1904; Candidate for Presidential Elector for New York, 1908, 1920
  • Anthony Shevlin (b. 1982), Irish footballer
  • Keith Shevlin (b. 1981), Irish professional Association football forward
  • Peter Shevlin (1902-1948), Scottish football goalkeeper

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Donovan, George Francis. The Pre-Revolutionary Irish in Massachusetts 1620-1775. Menasha, WI: Geroge Banta Publsihing Co., 1932. Print.
    2. MacLysaght, Edward. The Surnames of Ireland 3rd Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1978. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2278-0).
    3. MacLysaght, Edward. Mores Irish Familes. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1982. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-0126-0).
    4. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    5. Somerset Fry, Peter and Fiona Somerset Fry. A History of Ireland. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1993. Print. (ISBN 1-56619-215-3).
    6. Hickey, D.J. and J.E. Doherty. A New Dictionary of Irish History form 1800 2nd Edition. Dublin: Gil & MacMillian, 2003. Print.
    7. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    8. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    9. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1978. Print.
    10. Vicars, Sir Arthur. Index to the Prerogative Wills of Ireland 1536-1810. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    11. ...

    The Shevlin Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Shevlin 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 25 November 2016 at 16:33.

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