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Sheehy Name Meaning

Irish (Munster): reduced form of McSheehy, an Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Síthigh ‘son of Sítheach’, a personal name from the adjective sítheach ‘peaceful’ or ‘other worldly’. (The noun síth, from which this adjective derives, means basically ‘settlement’, hence both ‘peace’ and ‘place inhabited by other world beings’.) In some cases the name may be a reduced Anglicized form of Ó Síthigh, ‘descendant of Sítheach’, a later form of the Irish name.

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


Similar surnames: Sheedy, Sherry, Sheehan, Seery, Shealy, Heery, Sweeney, Heaphy, Sheen

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Sheehy Family Origin

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Sheehy Family Occupations

What did your Sheehy 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 Sheehy. 43% of Sheehy men worked as a General Labourer and 81% of Sheehy women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Sheehy were Dock Labourer and Domestic Servant

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
    43%
  • Builders Labourer
    29%
  • Window Cleaner
    15%
  • Dock Labourer
    15%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    81%
  • Unpaid Household Duties
    7%
  • Dressmaker
    5%
  • Domestic Servant
    5%

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

Sheehy Historical Records

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Census Record

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Passenger List

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Draft Card

There are 5,000 military records available for the last name Sheehy. For the veterans among your Sheehy ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Sheehy Life Expectancy

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Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Sheehy life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Sheehy in 1944 was 30, and 80 in 2004.

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