Shead Family History

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Shead Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Shedd. Irish: reduced variant of Sheedy.

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

Similar surnames: Rhead, Shean, Shed, Snead, Shad, Shea, Sher, Rhoad, Wead, Sham

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Shead Family Origin

Where is the Shead family from?

Shead Family Occupations

What did your Shead ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Shead occupation in the USA was Farmer. 41% of Shead's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Shead. A less common occupation for the Shead family was Artist.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Artist


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

Shead Historical Records

What Shead family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 20,000 census records available for the last name Shead. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Shead 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 Shead

Passenger List

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Shead. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Shead. For the veterans among your Shead ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Shead Life Expectancy

What is the average Shead lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Shead life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Shead in 1947 was 34, and 71 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Shead

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Shead 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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