Shevlin Family History

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Shevlin Name Meaning

Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Seibhleáin ‘descendant of Seibhleán’, a personal name possibly derived from a diminutive of siabhal ‘moving’.

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

Similar surnames: Tevlin, Devlin, Heslin, Havlin, Savin, Breslin, Sherlin, Serlin

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Shevlin Family Origin

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Shevlin Family Occupations

What did your Shevlin ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeps House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Shevlin. A less common occupation for the Shevlin family was Engineer. The most common Shevlin occupation in the USA was Farmer. 21% of Shevlin's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeps House

  • Engineer


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

Shevlin Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Shevlin. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Shevlin 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 Shevlin. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Shevlin. For the veterans among your Shevlin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Shevlin Life Expectancy

What is the average Shevlin lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Shevlin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Shevlin in 1957 was 51, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Shevlin

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Shevlin 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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