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The surname Shirrane is derived from Mac Searthuin, which means son of Searthun. The personal name Searthun is equivalent to Geoffrey.

Shirrane Early Origins



The surname Shirrane was first found in County Donegal (Irish: Dún na nGall), northwest Ireland in the province of Ulster, sometimes referred to as County Tyrconnel, where they held a family seat, some say before the Anglo Norman invasion of Ireland by Strongbow in 1172. However, others claim that it is an offshoot of the Prendergast Clan in County Mayo, where they adopted the Gaelic name of O'Sirin, and established themselves on the Donegal/ Fermanagh border about the year 1250.

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Shirrane Early History


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Shirrane Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Shirrane research. Another 183 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1659 and 1673 are included under the topic Early Shirrane History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Shirrane Spelling Variations


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Shirrane Spelling Variations



During the Middle Ages, a single person often had their name recorded by church officials and scribes many different ways. Names were typically spelt as they sounded, which resulted in many different spelling variations. The many versions of the name Shirrane to have been recorded over the years include: Shearing, Sheering, Sheeran, Sharron, Sherren, Sherran, Shirran, Sheeran, Sheerin, O'Shearing, O'Sheering, O'Sheeran, O'Sharron, O'Sherren, O'Sherran, O'Shirran, O'Sheeran, O'Shearing and many more.

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Shirrane Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Shirrane Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 26 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Shirrane 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:

Shirrane Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Shirrane, aged 16, a labourer, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Perseus" in 1834

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Motto


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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: Vincit Veritas
Motto Translation: Truth conquers.


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