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Shivley History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms


Origins Available: Irish, Scottish


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

Early Origins of the Shivley family


The surname Shivley 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.

Early History of the Shivley family


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Shivley Spelling Variations


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

Early Notables of the Shivley family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Shivley family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Edward and John Shivilen, who were recorded as British aliens in Delaware during the War of 1812; Phillip Shevlen, who settled in St. John, New Brunswick in 1833.

Contemporary Notables of the name Shivley (post 1700)


  • Laura Shivley, American actress, known for her work on Blood Was Everywhere (2011) and The Doctor (2005)
  • Doug Shivley, American Atlanta Falcons Defensive Coordinator
  • W. Phillips Shivley, American Professor of Political Science at the University of Minnesota

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