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Posted: 28 Mar 2001 12:00PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 22 Jun 2001 1:18PM GMT
Surnames: McKinnon, McDonald, McMillan, McMullen, Lalonde
Hi Melanie. I did find some information on the origin of the surname MacSherry. It's online at the following site.

Once on the site, use the "search on this page" feature of your browser and it will take you directly to the part of the page that mentions the MacSherry. The site's name is Coats of Arms of Ireland and Around the World. Hope this helps.

Joanne McKinnon
Posted: 28 Mar 2001 12:00PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 4 Sep 2002 5:19AM GMT
Surnames: MacSherry, MacSherry
I am searching for any information on the origin of this family with the clan MacKinnon. Thank you.

Re: MacSherry

John W. McSherry (View posts)
Posted: 12 Jun 2003 8:55AM GMT
Classification: Query
In the book "McSherrystown" that I found in the Gettysburg Library, the front cover has a coat of arms with a fist holding 3 arrows and below a shield. Apparently Patrick knew the details of his coat of arms in which his father, Edward handed down to him. Edward was born a year before the Treaty of Limerick, so any possessions in which the family had were closely watched by King William III and Oliver Cromwell after that. Irish were coming over to America in droves volunteering for indentured servitude just to get out of Ireland. The Hodnett family, from what I gather from the historical writings, some families changed their names after Desmond collapsed and land warrants were being issued by England for new plantations to be established. So to maintain their pre-existence, alot of the old families changed their names to make it look like new people had moved in, which I thought was clever. I am surprised that Patrick waited till 1760 to immigrate to America.
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