Shean Coat of Arms, Family Crest and Shean Family History

If you are conducting some Shean family history research then you can view the Shean 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 Shean surname history and will help you answer the question 'what is the meaning of my name?'


The names Shean and Sheehan in Ireland are derived from the Gaelic O'Siodhachain Sept that was located 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 or Clan is a collective term describing a group of persons whose immediate ancestors had a common surname and all inhabited the same lands.

Meaning of Symbols & Colors on the Shean Coat of Arms

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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