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Shean Family History

Shean Name Meaning
Irish: reduced form of Sheehan.English: nickname for an attractive person, from Middle English schene ‘fair’, ‘comely’, ‘handsome’.English: habitational name from Sheen in Surrey and Staffordshire, both named in Old English with the plural of sceo ‘shed’, ‘shelter’.

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

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16,894 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
2,465 Military Records
2,486 Immigration Records
25,323 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Shean Families

  • Number of Shean families
     48 - 94
     17 - 47
     1 - 16
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Shean families
     79 - 156
     27 - 78
     1 - 26
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Shean families
     3 - 4
     2 - 2
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Shean census records

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Shean Family Origin

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Shean Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Shean

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Shean Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Shean census records

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Shean Civil War Service Records

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