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 form of a Clan and is a group of people whose ancestors all bore the same surname and inhabited the same locality.
|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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