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About The Family Circle
SHEEHY - This interesting surname is of Scottish and Irish origin, a 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.

The name was first established in Ireland by a branch of the Scottish McDonnell's, descended from 
Sithich, great-grandson of Domhnaill, who came to Ireland early in the 14th Century. The surname 
now peculiar to Munster, though it is not found there before 1420, when the first of the family 
came to County Limerick, where they took service with the Earl of Desmond and established 
themselves near the town of Rathkeale. The modern surname can be found as (Mac)Sheehy, Sheekey, 
Sheach and Se(a)th. Among the recordings in Ireland are the christenings of William, son of 
Silvester and Mary Sheehy, on April 29th 1752 at St. Mary's Cathedral, County Limerick, and of 
Michael, son of Edmund Sheehy and Dorothy Allen, on June 29th 1796 at Killarney Roman Catholic 
Church, County Kerry. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of 
which was dated 1420, County Limerick, Ireland, during the reign of King Henry V of England, known 
as 'The Victor of Agincourt', 1413 - 1422. Surnames became necessary when governments introduced 
personal taxation. In England this was known as Poll Tax. Throughout the centuries, surnames in 
every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original 

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There are several ways to browse the family tree. The Tree View graphically shows the relationship of selected person to their kin. The Family View shows the person you have selected in the center, with his/her photo on the left and notes on the right. Above are the father and mother and below are the children. The Ancestor Chart shows the person you have selected in the left, with the photograph above and children below. On the right are the parents, grandparents and great-grandparents. The Descendant Chart shows the person you have selected in the left, with the photograph and parents below. On the right are the children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Do you know who your second cousins are? Try the Kinship Relationships Tool. Your site can generate various Reports for each name in your family tree. You can select a name from the list on the top-right menu bar.

In addition to the charts and reports you have Photo Albums, the Events list and the Relationships tool. Family photographs are organized in the Photo Index. Each Album's photographs are accompanied by a caption. To enlarge a photograph just click on it. Keep up with the family birthdays and anniversaries in the Events list. Birthdays and Anniversaries of living persons are listed by month. Want to know how you are related to anybody ? Check out the Relationships tool.

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