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Shy Family History

Shy Name Meaning
Americanized form of Dutch Schuy, an occupational name for a shoemaker, from Middle Dutch schoeyen ‘to shoe’.Americanized spelling of Norwegian and Dutch Schei.Chinese: see Shi.

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

41,784 Historical Documents with Shy on Ancestry.com
8,530 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
2,477 Military Records
394 Immigration Records
7,827 Census and Voter Lists
22,556 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Shy Families

  • Number of Shy families
     28 - 53
     10 - 27
     1 - 9
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Shy families
     6 - 10
     3 - 5
     1 - 2
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Shy families
     2 - 1
     2 - 1
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Shy census records

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Shy Family Origin

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Shy Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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You can find out when most of the Shy 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 Shy

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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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Shy Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Shy census records

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Shy Civil War Service Records

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