The surname Shovelin is an Anglicization of the sept name O Sibhlen, which is now in modern Irish O Seibhleain.
, where the principal sept of O Sibhlen was located. They were an important sept in that area until the Anglo-
in the 12th century. There was also a sept of O Sibhlen of the Ui Fiachrach in Mayo.
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