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Sheridan Name Meaning

Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Sirideáin ‘descendant of Sirideán’, a personal name of uncertain origin, possibly akin to sirim ‘to seek’.

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


Similar surnames: Sheehan, Shera, Whelihan, Shean, Shurden, Sherlin, Hernan, Sherrin

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Sheridan Family Origin

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Sheridan Family Occupations

What did your Sheridan ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Sheridan occupation in the USA was Laborer. 16% of Sheridan's were Laborers. A less common occupation for the Sheridan family was Carpenter. Laborer, Farmer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Sheridan.

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  • Laborer

    16%
  • Farmer

    15%
  • Keeping House

    10%
  • Carpenter

    2%

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Sheridan Historical Records

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Census records can give you a fascinating window into the day-to-day lives of your Sheridan ancestors - like hours worked per week, level of education, veteran status, employers, and more.

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Sheridan Life Expectancy

What is the average Sheridan lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, Sheridan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Sheridan in 1941 was 36, and 73 in 2004.

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