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This is an Irish clan name of considerable antiquity. It is apparently recorded in the Annals of the Four Masters, that the clan were very powerful before the Anglo-Norman invasion of 1169, and that the principal branch of the clan was to be found in County Offaly. However in the 20th century the nameholders are to be found in either County Monaghan at Carrickmacross, or sometimes in County Donegal. The name is believed to derive from the Gaelic O'Sibhlen, and to translate as the descendant of the swift one, a reference no doubt to a messenger or similar.The nameholders have always been passionate defenders of Irish freedom, and it is probable that their original move from County Offaly to other parts was not voluntary...

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Also we belive his siblings were Mary and Thomas... maybe more.


Hi im a Shevlin from New york. We don't know much but we know we have family somewhere in Ireland. My great Grandfather that recently passed immagrated to USA about 80 Years ago from Ireland. He was John William Shevlin. If anyone knows any information on the location of where Shevlins are from please let me know!

Pauline Evans

The nameShevlin in my family has been misspelt from Shevlon Shevlan Sheffling which makes it difficult to trace

Pauline Evans

My g.father Arthur Shevlin 1896-1968 Married Catherine McKean born1898Wallsend on Tyne Northumberland They married in Blyth Northumberland in 1922. Their children Millicent Ellenor Guild nee Shevlin dob 20-11-1922 married David William Guild in 1942 Robert Albert Shevlin dob 1926 Madaline Shevlin dob 1925 Catherine Kalvik neeShevlin dob1924 Arthur Shevlin dob1928 Elizabeth Olsen neeShevlin dob1931 Dorothy Gunn nee Shevlin dob 1937 Grandads Siblings Madaline Shevlin married name Dilloway emigrated to USA ,lived in Michigan Married in Michigan dob 1897 Millicent Grant Evelyn Shevlin 1902-1997 emigrated to USA lived in Florida Also Married in Michigan?? dob1902 Thomas Patrick Stanley Shevlin dob 1894 John William Shevlin1899 Robinson Yeats Shevlin dob 1891 Joseph Shevlin dob 1904-1904 Patrick Shevlin1838 Ireland Married Isabella Grant on 25May 1864 in Gateshead Their Children Mary Shevlin 1861-1871 Ann Shevlin 1870-1871 James Shevlin1872-1873 Patrick Shevlin 1874 James Shevlin 1876 John Thomas Shevlin dob 1864- 1928 married Elizabeth Ann Coates Patrick Shevlin born Ireland 1838died England 1876 Married Isabella Grant25May 1864 Gateshead Northumberland Patrick’s Father —-Thomas Shevlin born Ireland 1800??-1813??(Lots of Shevlins emigrated to USA Is there anyone in USA that recognises any of these people and that can go back any further with family tree ? Or even in Ireland??

Karen Shevlin

My grandfather Arthur Shevlin was married to Catherine Mckean my dad was there son Arthur Shevlin born 1928

Pauline Evans

Is there anyone out there that can help me solve my Mothers Maiden name of ShevlinDOB20-11-1922 in Wallsend on Tyne Northumberland. Her Father Arthur Shevlin DOB 1895-1958 Byker Northumberland UK His Father John Thomas Shevlin DOB 1864-1928 Gateshead Northumberland UK His FatherPatrick Shevlin born Ireland 1838 Who married Isabella Grant on 25-5-1864in Gateshead Northumberland UK His Father Thomas Shevlin born 1800-1830 in Ireland he was a Cooper by trade


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