Shinick History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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

Early Origins of the Shinick family

The surname Shinick 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.

Early History of the Shinick family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Shinick research. Another 98 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 184 and 1845 are included under the topic Early Shinick History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Shinick Spelling Variations

In the Middle Ages many people were recorded under different spellings each time their name was written down. Research on the Shinick family name revealed numerous spelling variations, including Shiner, Shinner, Shunny, Shunagh, Shunnagh, Shinnick, Shinnock, Shinick and many more.

Early Notables of the Shinick family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Shinick family

The 18th century saw the slow yet steady emigration of Irish families to British North America and the United States. Those early Irish settlers that left their homeland were typically moderately well off: they were enticed by the promise of a sizable plot of land. However, by the 1840s, this pattern of immigration was gone: immigrants to North America were seeking refuge from the starvation and disease that the Great Potato Famine of that decade brought. The great numbers of Irish that arrived to the United States and the soon to be Canada were instrumental in their quick development as powerful industrial nations. An examination of early immigration and passenger lists uncovered many early immigrants bearing the name Shinick: L. Shiner who settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1754; followed by John A. Shiner in 1868; W.S. Shinner who settled in Boston Massachusetts in 1820.



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