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The surname Shin is originally a name that appeared in Gaelic as O Seanachain, which is derived from the word "sean," meaning "old."

Shin Early Origins



The surname Shin was first found in County Clare (Irish: An Clįr) located on the west coast of Ireland in the province of Munster, where they held a family seat from very ancient times.

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Shin Spelling Variations


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Shin 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 Shin are preserved in documents of the family history. The various spellings of the name that were found include Shanahan, O'Shanahan, Shahan, Shannon, Gilshenan and many more.

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Shin Early History


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Shin Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Shin research. Another 409 words (29 lines of text) covering the years 1318, 1802, 1863, and 1877 are included under the topic Early Shin History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Shin Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Shin Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 34 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Shin 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 Shin:

Shin Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Thomas Shin, who landed in Virginia in 1714

Shin Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Amelia Shin, aged 2, landed in New York, NY in 1850
  • Charlotte Shin, aged 4, arrived in New York, NY in 1850
  • Hannah Shin, aged 21, landed in New York, NY in 1850
  • J R Shin, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1855

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Contemporary Notables of the name Shin (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Shin (post 1700)



  • Patricia Shin, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1996
  • Haeryung Shin, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Washington, 2008

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Shin Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    2. Tepper, Michael Ed & Elizabeth P. Bentley Transcriber. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of Philadelphia 1800-1819. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1986. Print.
    3. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    4. McDonnell, Frances. Emigrants from Ireland to America 1735-1743 A Transcription of the report of the Irish House of Commons into Enforced emigration to America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1331-5).
    5. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    6. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    7. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    8. MacLysaght, Edward. The Surnames of Ireland 3rd Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1978. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2278-0).
    9. Donovan, George Francis. The Pre-Revolutionary Irish in Massachusetts 1620-1775. Menasha, WI: Geroge Banta Publsihing Co., 1932. Print.
    10. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
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    The Shin Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Shin 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 22 October 2015 at 11:38.

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