Shanes Family History

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Shanes Name Meaning

English: unexplained; possibly a variant of Irish Shane.

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

Similar surnames: Shanks, Hanes, Shands, Shaker, Sands, Shan, Hands, Shales, Shane

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Shanes Family Origin

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Shanes Family Occupations

What did your Shanes ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Shanes family was Hunting. Farmer, D.G.&G Store and Huckster were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Shanes. The most common Shanes occupation in the USA was Farmer. 38% of Shanes's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • D.G.&G Store

  • Huckster

  • Hunting


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

Shanes Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Shanes. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Shanes 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 431 immigration records available for the last name Shanes. 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 330 military records available for the last name Shanes. For the veterans among your Shanes ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Shanes Life Expectancy

What is the average Shanes lifespan?

Between 1965 and 2003, in the United States, Shanes life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1989, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Shanes in 1965 was 77, and 66 in 2003.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Shanes

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Shanes 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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