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Sheridan Family History

Sheridan Name Meaning
Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Sirideáin ‘descendant of Sirideán’, a personal name of uncertain origin, possibly akin to sirim ‘to seek’.

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

689,541 Historical Documents with Sheridan on Ancestry.com
228,364 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
38,890 Military Records
36,932 Immigration Records
171,083 Census and Voter Lists
214,272 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Sheridan Families

  • Number of Sheridan families
     470 - 937
     157 - 469
     1 - 156
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Sheridan families
     387 - 771
     130 - 386
     1 - 129
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Sheridan families
     111 - 219
     38 - 110
     1 - 37
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Sheridan Family Origin

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Sheridan Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Sheridan

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Sheridan Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Sheridan census records

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Sheridan Civil War Service Records

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