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Sheedy Name Meaning

Irish (Limerick): shortened form of O'Sheedy an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Síoda or Mac Síoda ‘descendant (or son) of Síoda’ a byname meaning ‘silk’ used metaphorically to mean ‘soft-spoken’. Compare Silk .

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

Similar surnames: Sheehy, Shealy, Seery, Sherry, Heery, Speed, Sheely, Shead, Speedy

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Where is the Sheedy family from?

You can see how Sheedy families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Sheedy family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Sheedy families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 34 Sheedy families living in London. This was about 24% of all the recorded Sheedy's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Sheedy families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Sheedy surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Sheedy ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Builders Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Sheedy. 30% of Sheedy men worked as a Builders Labourer and 75% of Sheedy women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Sheedy were Master Tailor and Civil Nursing Service. .

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

Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • Builders Labourer
  • General Labourer
  • Police Constable
  • Master Tailor

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Unpaid Domestic Dutie
  • Laundress
  • Civil Nursing Service
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Census Records

There are 28,000 census records available for the last name Sheedy. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sheedy census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Sheedy. 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 Cards

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Sheedy. For the veterans among your Sheedy ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Sheedy lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Sheedy life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Sheedy in 1948 was 45, and 82 in 2004.

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