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Sheen Name Meaning

English: habitational name from either of two places called Sheen (Surrey Staffordshire) both of which probably derive from Old English scēon dative plural form of scēo ‘shelter’. English: nickname for an attractive person from Middle English shene ‘fair comely handsome’ (Old English scēne). Compare Shown 2 Shine and Shinn all from different reflexes of the same word. Irish: shortened form of Sheehan . Irish: variant of McShane . Korean: variant of Shin Chinese: variant Romanization of the surname 沈 see Shen

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


Similar surnames: Shean, Sween, Skeen, Gheen, Steen, Sheedy, Sheehan, Chee, Shen, Hees

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Where is the Sheen family from?

You can see how Sheen families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Sheen family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Sheen families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 2 Sheen families living in Massachusetts. This was about 33% of all the recorded Sheen's in USA. Massachusetts had the highest population of Sheen families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Sheen surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Sheen ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Seamstress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Sheen. 20% of Sheen men worked as a Laborer and 14% of Sheen women worked as a Seamstress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Sheen were Clerk and Stenographer. .

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

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    20%
  • Farmer
    19%
  • Salesman
    12%
  • Clerk
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Seamstress
    14%
  • Teacher
    11%
  • Clerk
    9%
  • Stenographer
    7%
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Census Records

There are 50,000 census records available for the last name Sheen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sheen census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Sheen. 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 Cards

There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Sheen. For the veterans among your Sheen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Sheen lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Sheen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Sheen in 1960 was 48, and 79 in 2004.

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