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Shea/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.

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    I am Anna Shay 56yrs old.. My family immigrated in the 1850s as stowaways. Adopted by Lippencott family. We went on to be farmers and merchants in New Jersey. My grandfather was a Supreme court judge in Haddonfireld. New Jersey. Samuel Michael is. Common first son name in my family.

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