Shines Family History

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Shines 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: Hines, Shine, Shives, Sines, Stines, Shanes, Shiner, Rhines, Shires

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Shines Family Origin

Where is the Shines family from?

Shines Family Occupations

What did your Shines ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Shines. A less common occupation for the Shines family was Works On Farm. The most common Shines occupation in the USA was Farmer. 35% of Shines's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Farm Laborer

  • Works On Farm


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

Shines Historical Records

What Shines family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Shines. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Shines 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 Shines

Passenger List

There are 145 immigration records available for the last name Shines. 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 698 military records available for the last name Shines. For the veterans among your Shines ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Shines Life Expectancy

What is the average Shines lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Shines life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1981, and highest in 1970. The average life expectancy for Shines in 1963 was 77, and 68 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Shines

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Shines 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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