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Shinn Family History

Shinn Name Meaning
English: metonymic occupational name for a Skinner, from Old English scinn, Middle English shin ‘hide’, ‘pelt’. In Middle English this word was replaced by the Norse equivalent, skinn.

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

544,518 Historical Documents with Shinn on Ancestry.com
67,824 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
9,565 Military Records
2,286 Immigration Records
47,118 Census and Voter Lists
417,725 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Shinn Families

  • Number of Shinn families
     91 - 179
     31 - 90
     1 - 30
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Shinn families
     77 - 152
     26 - 76
     1 - 25
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Shinn families
     3 - 2
     2 - 2
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Shinn census records

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Shinn Family Origin

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Shinn Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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You can find out when most of the Shinn families immigrated to the United States. You can focus your search to immigration records dating from that era.

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Average Life Expectancy for Shinn

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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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Shinn Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Shinn census records

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Shinn Civil War Service Records

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