Shane Name Meaning

Northern Irish: shortened form of McShane, an Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Seáin ‘son of John’. Americanized spelling of Jewish Schein or Shain. Americanized spelling of German Schön (see Schoen).

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


Similar surnames: Shand, Shine, Shaner, Shan, Schane, Stine, Shank, Shake, Shade, Shave

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Shane Family Origin

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Shane Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    33%
  • Laborer

    7%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Carpenter

    3%

In 1880, the most common Shane occupation in the USA was Farmer. 33% of Shane's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Shane family was Carpenter. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Shane.

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Shane Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1942 and 2004, Shane life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Shane in 1942 was 38, and 76 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Shane

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