Shanley Family History

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Shanley Name Meaning

Irish (Connacht): reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Seanlaoich ‘son of Seanlaoch’, a personal name composed of the elements sean ‘old’ + laoch ‘hero’.

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

Similar surnames: Hanley, Ganley, Sankey, Harley, Stanley, Haney, Hanvey, Hadley

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Shanley Family Origin

Where is the Shanley family from?

Shanley Family Occupations

What did your Shanley ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Shanley occupation in the USA was Farmer. 16% of Shanley's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Shanley. A less common occupation for the Shanley family was Carpenter.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Carpenter


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

Shanley Historical Records

What Shanley family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 32,000 census records available for the last name Shanley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Shanley 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 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Shanley. 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 6,000 military records available for the last name Shanley. For the veterans among your Shanley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Shanley Life Expectancy

What is the average Shanley lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Shanley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Shanley in 1946 was 36, and 81 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Shanley

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Shanley 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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