Early Origins of the Shorghnesy family
Galway (Irish: Gaillimh) part of the province of Connacht, located on the west coast of the Island.
Early History of the Shorghnesy family
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Shorghnesy Spelling Variations
spelling variations, including O'Shaughnessy, Shaughnessy, O'Shanessy, Shanessy and others.
Early Notables of the Shorghnesy family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Shorghnesy family to the New World and Oceana
Suffering from poverty and racial discrimination, thousands of Irish families left the island in the 19th century for North America aboard cramped passenger ships. The early migrants became settlers of small tracts of land, and those that came later were often employed in the new cities or transitional work camps. The largest influx of Irish settlers occurred with Great Potato Famine during the late 1840s. Although the immigrants from this period were often maligned when they arrived in the United States, they provided the cheap labor that was necessary for the development of that country as an industrial power. Early immigration and passenger lists have revealed many immigrants bearing the name Shorghnesy: Thomas O'Shaughnessy settled in Philadelphia in 1854; along with Martin and James; John O'Shanessy settled in Philadelphia in 1820; Patrick, James, John, Michael Shaughnessy all arrived in Philadelphia between 1840 and 1860..
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