Shealy Family History

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Shealy Name Meaning

Irish (County Clare): reduced form of O’Shealy, an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Sealbhaigh ‘descendant of Sealbhach’, a byname from the adjective sealbhach ‘having possessions’, ‘wealthy’.

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


Similar surnames: Healy, Sheedy, Sheehy, Quealy, Sherry, Shely, Shead, Shealey, Dealy

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Shealy Family Origin

Where is the Shealy family from?

Shealy Family Occupations

What did your Shealy ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Shealy. 15% of Shealy men worked as a Farmer and 13% of Shealy women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Shealy were Truck Driver and Clerk

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    15%
  • Laborer
    8%
  • Farming
    7%
  • Truck Driver
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    13%
  • Housekeeper
    10%
  • Helper
    5%
  • Clerk
    4%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Shealy Historical Records

What Shealy family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 13,000 census records available for the last name Shealy. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Shealy 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 578 immigration records available for the last name Shealy. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Shealy. For the veterans among your Shealy ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Shealy Life Expectancy

What is the average Shealy lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Shealy life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1959. The average life expectancy for Shealy in 1945 was 26, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Shealy

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Shealy 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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