If you are conducting some Sheehan family history research then you can view the Sheehan coat of arms and the name meaning and origin of the name as well as the meaning of symbols below. This is a great place to start when tracing your genealogy and Sheehan surname history and will help you answer the question 'what is the meaning of my name?'
The name Sheehan in Ireland is
derived from the Gaelic O'Siodhachain
Sept who were based in Limerick.
This name, together with the variant
Sheahan, rank among the eighty most
frequently found names in the country.
It is in Counties Limerick and Cork
that the majority of descendants
can still be found.
A Sept is an ancient Clan-like collective describing a group of persons whose immediate ancestors bore a common surname and inhabited the same territory.
|Argent/White or Silver||Denotes Peace and Sincerity.|
|Azure/Blue||Represents Loyalty and Truth.|
|Dove||Symbol of Peace an Loving Constancy|
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