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Find more Shea relatives and grow your tree by exploring billions of historical records. Taken every decade since 1790, the U.S. Federal Census can tell you a lot about your family. For example, from 1930 to 1940 there were 1,691 less people named Shea in the United States — and some of them are likely related to you.

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What if you had a window into the history of your family? With historical records, you do. From home life to career, records help bring your relatives' experiences into focus. There were 24,415 people named Shea in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 7% less people named Shea in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 22,724 people named Shea were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 53 reported their race as other than white
  • 57%, or 3,247 people, lived in homes they rented
  • 6% were disabled
  • The typical household was 3 people

Learn where they came from and where they went.

As Shea families continued to grow, they left more tracks on the map:

  • 10,158 were first-generation Americans
  • 3,736 were born in foreign countries
  • The most common mother tongue was Polish
  • Most fathers originated from Ireland