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

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  • Labourer

    9%
  • Pensioner

    9%
  • Army Serjeant Infantry Chelsea Pen

    5%
  • Asst Warden C Prison

    5%

In 1881, the most common Shanahan occupation in the UK was Labourer. 9% of Shanahan's were Labourers. Labourer, Pensioner and Army Serjeant Infantry Chelsea Pen were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Shanahan. A less common occupation for the Shanahan family was Asst Warden C Prison.

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Shanahan Historical Records

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Shanahan Life Expectancy

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