Sheehy Family History

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Sheehy Name Meaning

Irish (Munster): reduced form of McSheehy, an Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Síthigh ‘son of Sítheach’, a personal name from the adjective sítheach ‘peaceful’ or ‘other worldly’. (The noun síth, from which this adjective derives, means basically ‘settlement’, hence both ‘peace’ and ‘place inhabited by other world beings’.) In some cases the name may be a reduced Anglicized form of Ó Síthigh, ‘descendant of Sítheach’, a later form of the Irish name.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Sheedy, Sherry, Sheehan, Seery, Shealy, Heery, Sweeney, Heaphy, Sheen

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Sheehy Family Origin

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Sheehy Family Occupations

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  • (Wash...) Shirt Dresser

    6%
  • Boot Maker

    6%
  • Bricklayers Labourer

    6%
  • Carpenter

    6%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Sheehy family was Carpenter. The most common Sheehy occupation in the UK was (Wash...) Shirt Dresser. 6% of Sheehy's were (Wash...) Shirt Dressers. (Wash...) Shirt Dresser, Boot Maker and Bricklayers Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Sheehy.

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Sheehy Historical Records

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Sheehy Life Expectancy

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