Sheehane heads of household in 1901 census


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Surname Dictionary

Ó Síodhacháin Sheehan: an-líonmhar ar fud na tíre - sa Mhumhain go sonrach. Clann de chuid Dál gCais a bhí suite ar dtús in Uí Conaill Gabhra, Luimneach .i. abhantrach na Daoile. Tugtar an bhrí, de ghnáth, mar síodhach = síochánta ach tá an dara tuairim ann gurab é an an focal ón Sean-Ghaeilge sídach = mactíre, is bun leis. Mícheál Ó Síocháin (1870-1945), ard-easpag Sydney na h-Astráile, bhí sé ina bhunaitheoir ar Choláiste na Rinne, 1909. Litriú nua: Ó Síocháin.
O'Sheehan Very rare: Dublin. Ir. Ó Síothcháin. See Sheehan.
Sheahan numerous: mainly Munster.Ir. Ó Síodhcháin, perhaps from sítheach (peaceful). A sept of Dál gCais in W Limerick. See also Sheehan. IF.
Sheehan Very numerous: all areas, especially Munster.Ir. Ó Síodhcháin, sítheach, peaceful. However, the Old Irish sídeach means "wolf" and the Scottish Highland Shaws derive from it, so Sheehan may not be entirely non-violent. See also Sheahan. SI & IF.

Variants in 1901, with total occurences

Sheahan: 131
Sheahen: 1
Sheahon: 3
Sheehan: 499
Sheehane: 1
Shehan: 10

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