Shanahan Family History

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Shanahan Name Meaning

Irish (Munster): reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Seanacháin ‘descendant of Seanachán’, a diminutive of Seanach, a personal name from sean ‘ancient’, ‘old’.

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


Similar surnames: Hanahan, Stranahan, Hanrahan, Sheehan, Banahan, Shannon, Hallahan

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Shanahan Family Origin

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Shanahan Family Occupations

What did your Shanahan 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 Shanahan. 6% of Shanahan men worked as a General Labourer and 41% of Shanahan women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Shanahan were Colliery Hewer Heavy Worker and Unpaid Domestic

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
    6%
  • Builders Labourer
    4%
  • General Labourer Heavy Worker
    2%
  • Colliery Hewer Heavy Worker
    2%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    41%
  • Domestic Servant
    3%
  • Cook
    2%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    2%

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

Shanahan Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 64,000 census records available for the last name Shanahan. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Shanahan 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 12,000 immigration records available for the last name Shanahan. 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 10,000 military records available for the last name Shanahan. For the veterans among your Shanahan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Shanahan Life Expectancy

What is the average Shanahan lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Shanahan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Shanahan in 1940 was 27, and 80 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Shanahan

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Shanahan 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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