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Sheehan households in mid-19th century Ireland

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


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Belfast city 1 Carlow 5
Cavan 1 Clare 68
Cork 869 Cork city 88
Dublin 4 Dublin city 8
Galway 42 Kerry 237
Kildare 2 Kilkenny 27
Laois 8 Limerick 268
Limerick city 23 Longford 1
Louth 2 Mayo 1
Meath 1 Roscommon 1
Tipperary 67 Tyrone 1
Waterford 94 Westmeath 5
Wexford 42 Wicklow 6

SURNAME DICTIONARY/ SLOINNTE NA h-EIREANN

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.
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.


Variants and total numbers.
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SURNAME
TOTAL
Sheahan 192
Sheehan 1872
Sheehane 4
Shehan 22


Recorded variants listed in other sources.
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SURNAME
Ó Síodhacháin
O'Sheehan
Seehan
Sheaghan
Sheahen
Sheeheen
Sheehn
Sheghan
Shehane
Shihane
Shyghan


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