Sheehan Family History & Genealogy

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Sheehan Last Name History & Origin

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Updated Dec 25, 2019

History

This is an Anglicized form of the Old Gaelic "O Siodhachain". The Gaelic prefix "O" indicates "male descendant of", plus the personal byname "Siodhachain", a diminutive of "Siodhach", peaceful or "Siodach", gentle and courteous. Originally belonging to County Clare, this clan moved southwards to occupy Counties Cork, Kerry and Limerick, and it is in these counties that the name is most numerous today. It occupies seventy-fifth place in the list of Ireland's most widespread surname, together with the variant form Sheahan. It is interesting to note that a separate clan called O' Sheehan occupied territory in Ui Maine (mid Galway and South Rosscommon) in medieval times, but the name is rarely found in Connacht today. A Coat of Arms granted to the Sheehan family is a blue shield, on a green base a silver dove holding in the beak an olive branch proper, the Crest being a silver dove holding in the beak an olive branch proper.

Name Origin

The meaning of Sheehan is little, peaceful one. The origin of Sheehan is Irish Gaelic.

Spellings & Pronunciations

Pronounced Shee-an. The "h" is silent. Sheahan, Shean, Sheehen, Sheihen, Sheyhan, Shiehan, Shyhan and Siodhachan are variants of Sheehan.

Nationality & Ethnicity

The country of origin of Sheehan is Ireland & Irish.

Famous People named Sheehan

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Early Sheehans

These are the earliest records we have of the Sheehan family.

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1779 - 1853
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1796 - 1861
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1797 - 1877
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1799 - 1898
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1809 - 1884
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1810 - 1898
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1811 - 1903
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1812 - 1908
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1817 - 1902
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1817 - 1908

Sheehan Family Members

Sheehan Family Tree

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Sample of 20 Sheehan Biographies

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May 11, 1893 - Unknown
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Apr 25, 1912 - August 1985
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Feb 13, 1925 - Mar 30, 2002
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Aug 3, 1929 - Feb 25, 2003
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Nov 20, 1917 - Sep 26, 2006
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Jan 19, 1916 - Jul 3, 1993
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Jan 12, 1947 - Oct 4, 1997
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Mar 22, 1914 - Nov 3, 1992
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Nov 17, 1908 - Jul 3, 2005
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Oct 6, 1886 - April 1978
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Jul 20, 1941 - Jun 10, 1995
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Jul 3, 1901 - October 1966
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c. 1969 - Unknown
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c. 1879 - Jan 19, 1940
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c. 1866 - Jun 25, 1932
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Unknown - Unknown
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Unknown - Unknown
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1884 - 1926
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Unknown - Unknown
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c. 1900 - Unknown

Sheehan Death Records & Life Expectancy

The average age of a Sheehan family member is 67.0 years old according to our database of 14,757 people with the last name Sheehan that have a birth and death date listed.

Life Expectancy

67.0 years

Oldest Sheehans

These are the longest-lived members of the Sheehan family on AncientFaces.

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Dec 7, 1875 - Mar 9, 1989
113 years
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Jan 19, 1864 - May 1968
104 years
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Aug 12, 1884 - Feb 23, 1989
104 years
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Jan 14, 1878 - July 1982
104 years
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Jun 28, 1875 - January 1980
104 years
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Mar 31, 1863 - March 1967
103 years
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Jan 21, 1894 - Sep 4, 1996
102 years
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Mar 8, 1899 - Jul 2, 2001
102 years
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Feb 22, 1901 - Oct 11, 2003
102 years
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Apr 20, 1868 - November 1970
102 years

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