Shahen Family History

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Shahen 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: Hagen, Haren, Hahn, Shahan, Hanen, Shaheen, Phalen, Haven, Hazen

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Shahen Family Origin

Where is the Shahen family from?

Shahen Family Occupations

What did your Shahen ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Shahen occupation in the USA was Farmer. 45% of Shahen's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Clerk For R.R. were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Shahen. A less common occupation for the Shahen family was Coal Heaver.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Clerk For R.R.

  • Coal Heaver


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

Shahen Historical Records

What Shahen family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 577 census records available for the last name Shahen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Shahen 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 Shahen

Passenger List

There are 106 immigration records available for the last name Shahen. 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 55 military records available for the last name Shahen. For the veterans among your Shahen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Shahen Life Expectancy

What is the average Shahen lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Shahen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1963, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for Shahen in 1963 was 50, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Shahen

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Shahen 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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