Sharkey Family History

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Sharkey Name Meaning

Irish (Ulster and Connacht): reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Searcaigh ‘descendant of Searcach’, a byname meaning ‘beloved’.

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


Similar surnames: Markey, Harvey, Sankey, Shanley, Harley, Shirey, Sharry, Harkey

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Sharkey Family Origin

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Sharkey Family Occupations

What did your Sharkey ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Sharkey occupation in the UK was Labourer. 9% of Sharkey's were Labourers. Labourer, Coal Miner and Tailor were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Sharkey. A less common occupation for the Sharkey family was Agricultural Labourer.

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  • Labourer

    9%
  • Coal Miner

    4%
  • Tailor

    4%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    2%

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

Sharkey Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Sharkey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sharkey census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1891 UK census records for Sharkey

Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Sharkey. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Sharkey. For the veterans among your Sharkey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Sharkey Life Expectancy

What is the average Sharkey lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Sharkey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Sharkey in 1945 was 48, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Sharkey

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Sharkey 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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