If you are conducting some Shaughnessy family history research then you can view the Shaughnessy 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 Shaughnessy surname history and will help you answer the question 'what is the meaning of my name?'
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
The Sept is said to be descended
from Daithi, who was the last
Pagan King of Ireland.
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.
|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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