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Shea households in mid-19th century Ireland

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Shea households in each county in the Primary Valuation property survey of 1847-64.


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Carlow 12 Clare 62
Cork 580 Cork city 63
Donegal 1 Down 1
Dublin 14 Dublin city 17
Galway 15 Kerry 1081
Kildare 12 Kilkenny 248
Laois 29 Leitrim 1
Limerick 132 Limerick city 4
Longford 32 Louth 1
Mayo 5 Meath 2
Offaly 18 Roscommon 13
Sligo 1 Tipperary 301
Tyrone 3 Waterford 89
Westmeath 7 Wexford 43
Wicklow 9    

SURNAME DICTIONARY/ SLOINNTE NA h-EIREANN

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.
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.

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Variants and total numbers.
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SURNAME
TOTAL
O'Shea 89
Shea 2796
Shee 29


Recorded variants listed in other sources.
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SURNAME
Ó Séaghdha
O'Shay
O'Shee
Shay
Ó Sé


SECOND SURNAME


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