Shean Name Meaning

Irish: reduced form of Sheehan. English: nickname for an attractive person, from Middle English schene ‘fair’, ‘comely’, ‘handsome’. English: habitational name from Sheen in Surrey and Staffordshire, both named in Old English with the plural of sceo ‘shed’, ‘shelter’.

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


Similar surnames: Hearn, Dean, Shear, Shaw, Bean, Stein, Shan, Sheen, Shera, Shea

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Shean Family Origin

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Shean Family Occupations

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  • Labourer

    11%
  • Bricklayers Labourer

    3%
  • Charwoman

    3%
  • Dressmaker

    3%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Shean family was Dressmaker. Labourer, Bricklayers Labourer and Charwoman were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Shean. The most common Shean occupation in the UK was Labourer. 11% of Shean's were Labourers.

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Shean Historical Records

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Shean Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1953 and 2004, Shean life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Shean in 1953 was 43, and 80 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Shean

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