Sheehane births between 1864 and 1913


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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.
 

Districts where Sheehane and a second surname are found together

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Variants in the birth records, with totals

  • Sheahan: 2372
  • Shehan: 230
  • Sheehane: 24
  • O'Sheehan: 2
  • Sheehan: 9688
  • Sheahen: 16
  • Seehan: 1
  • Shehane: 1
  • Shayhan: 9
  • Sheahon: 4
  • Sheherne: 3
  • Seehane: 2
  • Sheahorn: 2

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