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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

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  • Labourer

    10%
  • Laborer

    4%
  • Tailor

    4%
  • Boot Maker

    3%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Sheehan family was Boot Maker. The most common Sheehan occupation in the UK was Labourer. 10% of Sheehan's were Labourers. Labourer, Laborer and Tailor were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Sheehan.

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Sheehan Historical Records

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Sheehan Life Expectancy

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