Shovelin History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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

Early Origins of the Shovelin family

The surname Shovelin 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 Shovelin family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Shovelin research. Another 104 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1601, 1635, and 1665 are included under the topic Early Shovelin History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Shovelin Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Shovelin family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Shovelin Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Shovelin migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Shovelin Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Patrick Shovelin, who became an American citizen in Georgia in 1866

Contemporary Notables of the name Shovelin (post 1700) +

  • Pat Shovelin (1975-2017), Irish Gaelic football coach from Ardara, County Donegal


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