The Irish surname Shea is an anglicized form of the Gaelic name Ó Séaghdha meaning “descendant of Séaghdha,” a name meaning “fine, or fortunate.” The name is found in the county Kerry in the southwest of Ireland. A branch of the sept migrated to County Tipperary in the late 14th Century when the surname was first recorded. Some leading clan members moved to the adjoining County of Kilkenny, where the Sheas became established as the most influential of the Ten Tribes of Kilkenny. These were of Milesian blood (from Milesius, a legendary King of Spain). Robert Shee was Sovereign (chief burgess) of Kilkenny city in 1499. Captain Robert O'Shea, an officer of the Irish Brigade in France, was a devoted follower of Prince Charlie and was with him at Culloden.
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