Shey Family History

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Shey Name Meaning

Probably a variant of Irish Shea.

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


Similar surnames: Shay, Shely, Sher, Sheu, Shed, Shiel, Shew, Shea, Shen, Shek

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Shey Family Origin

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Shey Family Occupations

What did your Shey ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Laborer

    16%
  • Farmer

    11%
  • Keeping House

    9%
  • Carpenter

    5%

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

Shey Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Shey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Shey census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1940's US census records for Shey

Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Shey. 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 Shey. For the veterans among your Shey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Shey Life Expectancy

What is the average Shey lifespan?

Between 1970 and 2001, in the United States, Shey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1973, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Shey in 1970 was 64, and 82 in 2001.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Shey

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Shey 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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