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Sheehan Family History

Sheehan Name Meaning
Irish: reduced form of O’Sheehan, an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Síodhacháin ‘descendant of Síodhachán’, a personal name representing a diminutive of síodhach ‘peaceful’, the same word as sítheach. Compare Sheehy.

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

699,444 Historical Documents with Sheehan on Ancestry.com
257,311 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
33,339 Military Records
41,402 Immigration Records
184,004 Census and Voter Lists
183,388 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Sheehan Families

  • Number of Sheehan families
     586 - 1,170
     196 - 585
     1 - 195
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Sheehan families
     156 - 310
     53 - 155
     1 - 52
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Sheehan families
     6 - 9
     3 - 5
     1 - 2
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Sheehan Family Origin

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Sheehan Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Sheehan

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Sheehan Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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Sheehan Civil War Service Records

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