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Shein Family History

Shein Name Meaning

Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname or ornamental name from Yiddish sheyn ‘fine’, ‘beautiful’. Compare Schoen. Americanized spelling of German and Jewish (Ashkenazic) Schein.

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


Similar surnames: Schein, Shen, Stein, Hein, Wein, Scheid, Hain, Klein, Shern, Thein

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Where is the Shein family from?

You can see how Shein families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Shein family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Shein families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Shein family living in New York. This was 100% of all the recorded Shein's in USA. New York had the highest population of Shein families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Shein surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Shein ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Shein. 16% of Shein men worked as a Salesman and 20% of Shein women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Shein were Proprietor and Sales Clerk. .

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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

  • Salesman
    16%
  • Farmer
    12%
  • Clerk
    12%
  • Proprietor
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Clerk
    20%
  • Typist
    20%
  • Stenographer
    20%
  • Sales Clerk
    20%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Shein. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Shein 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Shein. 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 382 military records available for the last name Shein. For the veterans among your Shein ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Shein lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Shein life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Shein in 1954 was 42, and 63 in 2004.

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