Shien Family History

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Shien 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: Thien, Chien, Chen, Shen, Wien, Bien, Chin, Lien, Hoen, Shin

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Shien Family Origin

Where is the Shien family from?

Shien Family Occupations

What did your Shien ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Shien occupation in the USA was Farmer. 100% of Shien's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer


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

Shien Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 384 census records available for the last name Shien. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Shien 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 172 immigration records available for the last name Shien. 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 60 military records available for the last name Shien. For the veterans among your Shien ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Shien Life Expectancy

What is the average Shien lifespan?

Between 1968 and 2004, in the United States, Shien life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1987, and highest in 1968. The average life expectancy for Shien in 1968 was 82, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Shien

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Shien 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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