Shean Family History

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Shean Name Meaning

Irish: reduced form of Sheehan. English: nickname for an attractive person, from Middle English schene ‘fair’, ‘comely’, ‘handsome’. English: habitational name from Sheen in Surrey and Staffordshire, both named in Old English with the plural of sceo ‘shed’, ‘shelter’.

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

Similar surnames: Hearn, Dean, Shear, Shaw, Bean, Stein, Shan, Sheen, Shera, Shea

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Shean Family Origin

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Shean Family Occupations

What did your Shean ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Laborer, Farmer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Shean. A less common occupation for the Shean family was Keeps House. The most common Shean occupation in the USA was Laborer. 20% of Shean's were Laborers.

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  • Laborer

  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Keeps House


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

Shean Historical Records

What Shean family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 26,000 census records available for the last name Shean. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Shean 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Shean. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Shean. For the veterans among your Shean ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Shean Life Expectancy

What is the average Shean lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Shean life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Shean in 1953 was 43, and 80 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Shean

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Shean 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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