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Shawney Family History

Shawney Name Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.


Similar surnames: Shawley, Shatney, Hawley, Haney, Tawney, Shatley, Shane, Hanney

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Where is the Shawney family from?

You can see how Shawney families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Shawney family name was found in the USA between 1880 and 1920. The most Shawney families were found in USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 6 Shawney families living in Vermont. This was about 86% of all the recorded Shawney's in USA. Vermont had the highest population of Shawney families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Shawney surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Shawney ancestors do for a living?

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Shawney ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

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Census Records

There are 175 census records available for the last name Shawney. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Shawney census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 7 immigration records available for the last name Shawney. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 34 military records available for the last name Shawney. For the veterans among your Shawney ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Shawney lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2000, in the United States, Shawney life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1991, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Shawney in 1957 was 57, and 56 in 2000.

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