Shaughnessy Coat of Arms, Family Crest and Shaughnessy Family History


Shaughnessy Family History


The Irish name Shaughnessy is derived from the native Gaelic O'Seachnasaigh Sept who were located in County Galway but who spread into Counties Clare and Limerick. The Sept is said to be descended from Daithi, who was the last Pagan King of Ireland.

A Sept is an ancient form of a Clan and is a group of people whose ancestors all bore the same surname and inhabited the same locality.

Meaning of Symbols & Colors on the Shaughnessy Coat of Arms


Or/Yellow/Gold Represents Generosity.
Vert/Green Signifies Hope, Joy and sometimes, Loyalty in Love
Tower/Castle Denotes Grandeur and a place in Society
The Lion Emblem of Deathless Courage

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