Sheehan Family History

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Sheehan Name Meaning

Irish: reduced form of O’Sheehan, an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Síodhacháin ‘descendant of Síodhachán’, a personal name representing a diminutive of síodhach ‘peaceful’, the same word as sítheach. Compare Sheehy.

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

Similar surnames: Sheeran, Sheehy, Skehan, Meehan, Heelan, Heenan, Feehan, Deehan

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Sheehan Family Origin

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Sheehan Family Occupations

What did your Sheehan ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Sheehan. 26% of Sheehan men worked as a General Labourer and 64% of Sheehan women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Sheehan were Retired and Domestic Duties

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Builders Labourer
  • General Labourer Heavy Worker
  • Retired

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Domestic Servant
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Domestic Duties

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

Sheehan Historical Records

What Sheehan family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 197,000 census records available for the last name Sheehan. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sheehan census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 44,000 immigration records available for the last name Sheehan. 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 35,000 military records available for the last name Sheehan. For the veterans among your Sheehan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Sheehan Life Expectancy

What is the average Sheehan lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Sheehan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Sheehan in 1941 was 50, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Sheehan

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