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Shane Family History

Shane Name Meaning
Northern Irish: shortened form of McShane, an Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Seáin ‘son of John’.Americanized spelling of Jewish Schein or Shain.Americanized spelling of German Schön (see Schoen).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

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71,619 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
7,693 Military Records
4,906 Immigration Records
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Name Distribution of Shane Families

  • Number of Shane families
     74 - 145
     25 - 73
     1 - 24
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Shane families
     32 - 62
     11 - 31
     1 - 10
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Shane families
     4 - 5
     2 - 3
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Shane census records

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Shane Family Origin

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Shane Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Shane

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Shane Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Shane census records

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Shane Civil War Service Records

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