Shea Name Meaning

Irish: reduced form of O’Shea, Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Séaghdha ‘descendant of Séaghdha’, a byname meaning ‘fine’ or ‘fortunate’.

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


Similar surnames: Shera, Shean, Shead, Shan, Rea, Sem, Shey, Saha, Sosa, Seda

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Shea Family Origin

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Shea Family Occupations

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  • Labourer

    12%
  • Tailor

    4%
  • Gen Lab

    3%
  • Charwoman

    2%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Shea family was Charwoman. The most common Shea occupation in the UK was Labourer. 12% of Shea's were Labourers. Labourer, Tailor and Gen Lab were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Shea.

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Shea Historical Records

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Shea Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1941 and 2004, Shea life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Shea in 1941 was 38, and 75 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Shea

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