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Shedden Family History

Shedden Name Meaning
Scottish: perhaps a habitational name from Sheddens in the former county of Renfrewshire, which derives its name from an unidentified first element + Middle English den ‘hollow’, ‘valley’.

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

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10,907 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
1,108 Military Records
1,913 Immigration Records
12,013 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Shedden Families

  • Number of Shedden families
     11 - 19
     4 - 10
     1 - 3
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Shedden families
     18 - 34
     7 - 17
     1 - 6
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Shedden families
     61 - 120
     21 - 60
     1 - 20
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Shedden Family Origin

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Shedden Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Shedden

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Shedden Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Shedden census records

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Shedden Civil War Service Records

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