10,700 SHAY members around the world
Stay informed about SHAY Family online & offline events!
See our recent family gatherings
SHAY Family HistoryShea/O'Shea/Shay= Originating in Counties Kerry and Cork, O'Shea came from O Se, coming the Irish Gaelic word seagdha, meaning hawk, but also has a secondary meaning of stately. They later moved north, west, and east into Tyrone, Louth, Mayo, Limerick, Galway, and Clare.
Thanks Keller Clark for the info!
Who have we missed?
Tell us about any famous SHAY (or surname variant) you think we should add here. We will get our genealogists to check them out and add them to the list. Thanks!
Join the conversation with the SHAY tribe
- Find your SHAY ancestor
- Tell us about your SHAY Family
- Tell us about your SHAY ancestors
- Ask a question about the SHAY history
- Leave a message for SHAY family members
Invite more SHAY family members!
Write an email address and click 'Invite' to share this page with more members of the SHAY tribe.
Family Coat of Arms Generator
Why not see what your family crest could look like based on your own family characteristics?Create Crest