Sheeran Family History

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Sheeran Name Meaning

Irish: reduced form of O’Sheeran, an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Sírín ‘descendant of Sírín’, a variant of the personal name Síorán, from a diminutive of síor ‘long-lasting’.

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

Similar surnames: Sheehan, Shera, Heenan, Heelan, Greenan, Shean, Sheen, Sheerin

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Sheeran Family Origin

Where is the Sheeran family from?

Sheeran Family Occupations

What did your Sheeran ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Sheeran family was Keeping House. The most common Sheeran occupation in the USA was Laborer. 22% of Sheeran's were Laborers. Laborer, Farmer and Blacksmith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Sheeran.

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  • Laborer

  • Farmer

  • Blacksmith

  • Keeping House


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

Sheeran Historical Records

What Sheeran family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Sheeran. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sheeran 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 Sheeran. 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 Sheeran. For the veterans among your Sheeran ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Sheeran Life Expectancy

What is the average Sheeran lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Sheeran life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Sheeran in 1947 was 41, and 69 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Sheeran

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Sheeran 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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