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The Shine surname originally appeared in Gaelic as O Sionnaigh, which is derived from "sionnach," which means "fox."

Shine Early Origins



The surname Shine was first found in County Mayo (Irish: Maigh Eo) located on the West coast of the Republic of Ireland in the province of Connacht, where they held a family seat. This most ancient Irish surname is derived from Sionnach, the Fox, an epithet used by the Chief of the Irish Cathernaigh Clann, a branch of the northern Ui Fiachrach.

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Shine Spelling Variations


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Shine Spelling Variations



During the Middle Ages, a standardized literary language known by the general population of Ireland was a thing of fiction. When a person's name was recorded by one of the few literate scribes, it was up that particular scribe to decide how to spell an individual's name. So a person could have several spelling variations of his name recorded during a single lifetime. Research into the name Shine revealed many variations, including Shiner, Shinner, Shunny, Shunagh, Shunnagh, Shinnick, Shinnock, Shinick and many more.

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Shine Early History


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Shine Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Shine research. Another 232 words (17 lines of text) covering the year 1845 is included under the topic Early Shine History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Shine Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Shine Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Shine 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 Shine or a variant listed above, including:

Shine Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Danll Shine, who arrived in Virginia in 1701

Shine Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Jacob Shine, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1803
  • John Shine, aged 23, landed in Missouri in 1840
  • James Shine, aged 30, arrived in New York in 1864

Shine Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Aron Shine, aged 9, who landed in America from Warsaw, in 1900
  • Bridget Shine, aged 19, who emigrated to the United States from Kichmore, in 1900
  • Abraham Shine, aged 38, who emigrated to the United States from Dublin, in 1905
  • Adolph Shine, aged 32, who landed in America from London, England, in 1907
  • Cornelius Shine, aged 30, who emigrated to America from Litchfield, England, in 1913
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Shine Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Martin Shine, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1828

Shine Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Patrick Shine, aged 47, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Inchinnan" in 1852
  • Eliza Shine arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Inchinnan" in 1852
  • Mary Ann Shine, aged 10, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Inchinnan" in 1852
  • Ellen Shine, aged 8, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Inchinnan" in 1852
  • Patrick Shine, aged 2, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Inchinnan" in 1852
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Shine (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Shine (post 1700)



  • Michael Lyle Shine (b. 1953), American Olympic silver medalist athlete
  • William O. Shine, American Democrat politician, Candidate in primary for U.S. Representative from Michigan 16th District, 1950, 1952
  • William Shine, American politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly from Kings County 15th District, 1934
  • Steve Shine, American Republican politician, Presidential Elector for Indiana, 2012
  • Mary Ellen Shine, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Maryland, 1996
  • John W. Shine, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Circuit Judge in Michigan 11th Circuit, 1912; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1916, 1920
  • James Shine, American politician, Member of North Carolina State Senate from Jones County, 1815-16
  • Hugh D. Shine, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Texas, 1988; Candidate for U.S. Representative from Texas 11th District, 1990; Candidate for Texas State Senate 24th District, 1994
  • F. E. Shine, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Arizona, 1912
  • Carolyn L. Shine, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1988
  • ... (Another 7 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Shine Historic Events


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Shine Historic Events




RMS Titanic

  • Miss Ellen Natalia Shine, aged 20, Irish Third Class passenger from Cork, Cork who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and survived the sinking

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Shine Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. 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).
    2. Woulfe, Rev. Patrick. Irish Names and Surnames Collected and Edited with Explanatory and Historical Notes. Kansas City: Genealogical Foundation, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-940134-403).
    3. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    4. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    5. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    6. Land Owners in Ireland. Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1203-3).
    7. O'Hart, John. Irish Pedigress 5th Edition in 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0737-4).
    8. Heraldic Scroll and Map of Family names and Origins of Ireland. Dublin: Mullins. Print.
    9. Somerset Fry, Peter and Fiona Somerset Fry. A History of Ireland. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1993. Print. (ISBN 1-56619-215-3).
    10. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
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    The Shine Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Shine 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 15 October 2016 at 09:18.

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