Shiely Family History

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Shiely Name Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.

Similar surnames: Shield, Thiel, Shively, Kiely, Hinely, Cheely, Shiel, Thiele, Shiels

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Shiely Family Origin

Where is the Shiely family from?

Shiely Family Occupations

What did your Shiely ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Shiely occupation in the USA was Days Laborer. 33% of Shiely's were Days Laborers. Days Laborer and Dealer In Furniture were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Shiely. A less common occupation for the Shiely family was Tailor.

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  • Days Laborer

  • Dealer In Furniture

  • Tailor


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

Shiely Historical Records

What Shiely family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 400 census records available for the last name Shiely. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Shiely 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 80 immigration records available for the last name Shiely. 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 103 military records available for the last name Shiely. For the veterans among your Shiely ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Shiely Life Expectancy

What is the average Shiely lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2002, in the United States, Shiely life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1969, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Shiely in 1963 was 76, and 76 in 2002.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Shiely

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Shiely 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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