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Shealy Family History

Shealy Name Meaning
Irish (County Clare): reduced form of O’Shealy, an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Sealbhaigh ‘descendant of Sealbhach’, a byname from the adjective sealbhach ‘having possessions’, ‘wealthy’.

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

133,411 Historical Documents with Shealy on Ancestry.com
19,442 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
3,564 Military Records
428 Immigration Records
13,195 Census and Voter Lists
96,782 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Shealy Families

  • Number of Shealy families
     171 - 340
     58 - 170
     1 - 57
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Shealy families
     4 - 6
     2 - 3
     1
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Shealy last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Shealy census records

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Shealy Family Origin

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Shealy Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Shealy

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family.

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Shealy Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Shealy census records

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Shealy Civil War Service Records

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