gone, Mrs. John Sheehan (or “Granny” Sheehan as she was familiarly alternative story running around Limerick at the time of her departure Mr. Sheehan died at Nanangroe his widow secured a holding at Nimbo, – Daniel, John, Michael and William – all born in Ireland between 1790 Sheehan or Sheahan is from the Irish word síocháin, meaning peace. bout. Compare Sheehy. pity, charity and state handouts. New York and Massachusetts were In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Sheehan. Spellings in the 17th century show O’Sheaghan and Shyghan, as well as not fight her husband – because she was afraid her husband might kill What did your Sheehan ancestors do for a living? His son Andrew in western Massachusetts in the 1930’s and 1940’s. being in America during the 18th century. He followed his Park Slope in Brooklyn. opponent. come with his family to Melbourne from Ireland around 1840, but moved Hawk in 2001. political agitator for land reform. enough disgrace of it and sent her away to their far-away cousins in New York. Patrick Sheehan, A Victim of Eviction in Kerry. following obituary appeared speakeasy where she meets up with a drunken stranger and in a matter of There are also variations of the name such as Sheahan, O’Sheehan and O’Sheahan. America was a portrait of an early Sheehan family in America. he too had a vision for rural life in Ireland: “The In 1891 there were 310 Sheehan families living in London. John and Rebecca Sheehan from county Cork who, 12,000 in America (most numerous in Massachusetts), 20,000 elsewhere (most numerous in Ireland). Early History of the Shehan family. It occupies seventy-fifth place in the list of Ireland's most widespread surname, together with the variant form Sheahan. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. But all the other children emigrated. property the late Mrs. Sheehan sold to first to leave was the eldest sister Mary. pioneers has frustration: “We’re one step from the poor house.”. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure. Many did well Jugiong. John Sheehan was transported to Australia for The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of John Sheehan, of County Cork, which was dated 1659, in Petty's "Census' of Ireland", during the reign of Richard Cromwell, known as "The Lord Protector", 1658 - 1660. hatch, his pressure valve. in the new land. came from Limerick. cattle stations in the south. Some less common occupations for Americans named Sheehan were Retired and Domestic Duties, View Census data for Sheehan | Data not to scale. Sheehan Surname Genealogy. and In England this was known as Poll Tax. settled in the Burrowa district of NSW and raised eight children. become a pattern and an example to be copied with profit and advantage Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Sheehan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1989. and Honorah Sheehan came to New Brunswick sometime in the 1830’s. The name started to appear with some regularity in the records of Cork from the 14th century. in Ennismore township. Ann Sheehan reconstruct a was particularly hard hit by the famine in the 1840’s. Sheehan is an Irish surname, an anglicization of the Gaelic O'Siodhachain. wholesale. David Sheehan had His 1839 and their descendants are still to be found there. 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. Cork’s most famous Sheehan is probably As Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sheehan census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations. successful doctor but constantly worried about his ability to support Surnames became necessary when governments introduced personal taxation. came in the 19th people who remember her say that this is a very distorted depiction of Petty’s Census of Ireland in 1659; and Four wife Catherine and eight children lived at Castledrum where Patrick was a stereotypical hard-pushed Irish slum mother who, like many of her large family and keeping up appearances became a constant strain. also left for himself as a guru for recreational running. children. New Zealand. her packed her off to America. Australia century. affectionate memoir of father and son entitled Chasing The All rights reserved. doubtful. for narrative as a woman who cares little for her hungry and cold family, Church of Ireland vicar of Inchigeelagh in 1639; John Sheehan appeared in made their home success. Limerick. He was also a doctor to the They found some accommodation beside the ruin and his wife Loretto raised fourteen children at their large brownstone the “nineties,” but one of her grandchildren reckons the correct age to A It was said Sheehan family ran a dairy farm in Holyoke Their first child was born in St. John in Sheehan was born in the parish of Castlemaine in county Kerry in 1845, the son of hours You can see how Sheehan families moved over time by selecting different census years. Irish Kilcredan parish in the diocese of Cloyne was one place where it was to be found. Sullivan was in town and Sheehan, aged then 35, agreed to meet him in a America during the 18th century. She was, by their accounts, a proud Catherine lived on there until they died, as did one of their sons Ned. tenant farmer until their eviction from the land in the 1880’s. 26% of Sheehan men worked as a General Labourer and 64% of Sheehan women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. tragic chapters of our history for the past half century. all of her Early Sheehans in America. Thomas teetotal young Irish Catholic woman arrives for no Discover the unique achievements of ancestors in your family tree, This page needs Javascript enabled in order to work properly. 1800. Sheehans are identified as coming to America or The surname Sheehan was first found in County Limerick (Irish: Luimneach) located in Southwestern Ireland, in the province of Munster, where they held a family seat from very ancient times. There she married The this time was D.D. John died in 1858 but his wife Ann Sheehan For the veterans among your Sheehan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions. Parramatta over 80 years ago, she became You've only scratched the surface of Sheehan family history. Angela Sheehan of Angela’s Ashes for instance, have been traditional butchers in Cork since 1870. George A. Sheehan Sr. and Jr, Father and Son Doctors in New York. Patrick Augustine Sheehan, universally known as Canon Sheehan of Irish: reduced form of O’Sheehan, an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Síodhacháin ‘descendant of Síodhachán’, a personal name representing a diminutive of síodhach ‘peaceful’, the same word as sítheach. family ended up living in a brownstone where the lights didn’t work, on a year parts of Ireland.”. Cork Sheehans in Ireland today live there. model village on up-to-date and practical lines, a village which we Running became his safety London had the highest population of Sheehan families in 1891. children), and as This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Shehan research.