O'shaughnessy Family History

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O'shaughnessy Name Meaning

Irish (County Galway): Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Seachnasaigh ‘descendant of Seachnasach’, a personal name of uncertain origin, perhaps derived from seachnach ‘elusive’.

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

Similar surnames: Haughney, Shaughnessy, O'mahoney, Haughey, Haughn, O'flaherty

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O'shaughnessy Family Origin

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O'shaughnessy Family Occupations

What did your O'shaughnessy ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by O'shaughnessy. A less common occupation for the O'shaughnessy family was Baker. The most common O'shaughnessy occupation in the USA was Farmer. 20% of O'shaughnessy's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter

  • Baker


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

O'shaughnessy Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 19,000 census records available for the last name O'shaughnessy. Like a window into their day-to-day life, O'shaughnessy census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 4,000 immigration records available for the last name O'shaughnessy. 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 Card

There are 3,000 military records available for the last name O'shaughnessy. For the veterans among your O'shaughnessy ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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O'shaughnessy Life Expectancy

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your O'shaughnessy ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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