Shea



Household numbers by county in Griffith's (1847-64), as on the map

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Surname Dictionary

Ó Séaghdha O'Shea, Shee: líonmhar: Ciarraí-Corcaigh-Luimneach. Clann a bhí ina dtiarnaí in Uíbh Ráthach sa 12 céad gur mheath a gcumhacht le teacht na Normannach. Shocraigh craobh díobh i dTiobraid Árann agus Cill Chainnigh mar a rabhadar aitheanta i measc "Treabhanna Chill Chainnigh" faoin leagan Shee. Bhí Robert Shee ina Mhaor (Sovereign) ar Chill Chainnigh i 1499. Caithfeadh Daniel Shee (1777-1836) amach as Coláiste na Tríonóide toisc gur dhiúltaigh sé fianaise a thabhairt i gcoinne a gcairde ins nah-Éireannaigh Aontaithe - mo léan o alma mater... Brí: ar nós seabhaic, cliste. An litriú nua: Ó Sé. IF.
O'Shea Very numerous: all areas, especially Kerry-Cork-Limerick. Ir. Ó Seaghdha (Sé), (hawk-like). A sept of Kerry in mediaeval times and still concentrated there. Also Shee.
O'Shee Very rare: Dublin. Ir. Ó Seaghdha. See Shee.
Shea Quite numerous: South East etc. Ir. Ó Seaghdha, mod. Ó Sé. Associated with Kilkenny where the variant Shee occurs. See also O'Shea. IF.
Shee rare: South East. Ir. Ó Seaghdha (Sé). A variant of Shea in Kilkenny and South East.

    Maps

  • Shea in 1659.
  • Shea births mapped 1864-1913
  • Shea 1901 census map
  • Shea 1911 census map
  • Shea Roman Catholic baptisms

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