O'shaughnessy Family History

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O'shaughnessy Name Meaning

Irish (County Galway): Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Seachnasaigh ‘descendant of Seachnasach’, a personal name of uncertain origin, perhaps derived from seachnach ‘elusive’.

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


Similar surnames: Haughney, Shaughnessy, O'mahoney, Haughey, Haughn, O'flaherty

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O'shaughnessy Family Origin

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O'shaughnessy Family Occupations

What did your O'shaughnessy ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named O'shaughnessy. 4% of O'shaughnessy men worked as a General Labourer and 43% of O'shaughnessy women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named O'shaughnessy were Bricklayers Labourer Heavy Work and Shorthand Typist

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
    4%
  • Builders Labourer
    2%
  • Bricklayer
    2%
  • Bricklayers Labourer Heavy Work
    2%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    43%
  • Domestic Servant
    2%
  • Hospital Nurse (gen)
    2%
  • Shorthand Typist
    2%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

O'shaughnessy Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 19,000 census records available for the last name O'shaughnessy. Like a window into their day-to-day life, O'shaughnessy 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name O'shaughnessy. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 3,000 military records available for the last name O'shaughnessy. For the veterans among your O'shaughnessy ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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O'shaughnessy Life Expectancy

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your O'shaughnessy 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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