Shawn Family History

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Shawn Name Meaning

Scottish or Irish: possibly a variant of Shane.

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

Similar surnames: Shaw, Shan, Thaw, Shain, Shand, Shay, Whan, Haws, Rawn, Brawn

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Shawn Family Origin

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Shawn Family Occupations

What did your Shawn ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Shawn occupation in the USA was Farmer. 40% of Shawn's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Shawn family was Carpenter. Farmer, Keeping House and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Shawn.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Farming

  • Carpenter


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

Shawn Historical Records

What Shawn family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Shawn. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Shawn 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 294 immigration records available for the last name Shawn. 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 946 military records available for the last name Shawn. For the veterans among your Shawn ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Shawn Life Expectancy

What is the average Shawn lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Shawn life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1971, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Shawn in 1949 was 52, and 58 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Shawn

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Shawn 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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