Shae Family History

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Shae 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: Chae, Han, Hay, Ham, He, Hale, Hare, Shan, Zhao, Hase

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Shae Family Origin

Where is the Shae family from?

Shae Family Occupations

What did your Shae ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Shae occupation in the USA was Laborer. 30% of Shae's were Laborers. A less common occupation for the Shae family was Housewife. Laborer, Farmer and Drives Coal Cart were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Shae.

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  • Laborer

  • Farmer

  • Drives Coal Cart

  • Housewife


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

Shae Historical Records

What Shae family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Shae. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Shae census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1940's US census records for Shae

Passenger List

There are 501 immigration records available for the last name Shae. 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 692 military records available for the last name Shae. For the veterans among your Shae ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Shae Life Expectancy

What is the average Shae lifespan?

Between 1969 and 1999, in the United States, Shae life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1999, and highest in 1969. The average life expectancy for Shae in 1969 was 88, and 73 in 1999.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Shae

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Shae 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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