Shin Family History

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Shin Name Meaning

Korean: there are three Chinese characters for the Shin surname. Between these three characters, there are five different clans. Each Shin clan descends from a different founding ancestor. One of the Shin clans traces its origins to China. Members of the various Shin clans can be found throughout the Korean peninsula.

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

Similar surnames: Shim, Chin, Shi, Sin, Shan, Shen, Xin, Sui, Shing, Shiu

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Shin Family Origin

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Shin Family Occupations

What did your Shin ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Shin family was Farm Laborer. The most common Shin occupation in the USA was Farmer. 24% of Shin's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Shin.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Farming

  • Farm Laborer


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

Shin Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Shin. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Shin 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Shin. 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 Shin. For the veterans among your Shin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Shin Life Expectancy

What is the average Shin lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Shin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1975. The average life expectancy for Shin in 1961 was 42, and 70 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Shin 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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