Sheridan Family History

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Sheridan Name Meaning

Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Sirideáin ‘descendant of Sirideán’, a personal name of uncertain origin, possibly akin to sirim ‘to seek’.

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


Similar surnames: Sheehan, Shera, Whelihan, Shean, Shurden, Sherlin, Hernan, Sherrin

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Sheridan Family Origin

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Sheridan Family Occupations

What did your Sheridan ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Sheridan family was Agricultural Labourer. Labourer, Coal Miner and Charwoman were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Sheridan. The most common Sheridan occupation in the UK was Labourer. 7% of Sheridan's were Labourers.

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  • Labourer

    7%
  • Coal Miner

    2%
  • Charwoman

    2%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    1%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Sheridan ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Sheridan Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Sheridan. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sheridan 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Sheridan. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Sheridan. For the veterans among your Sheridan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Sheridan Life Expectancy

What is the average Sheridan lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Sheridan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Sheridan in 1941 was 36, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Sheridan

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Sheridan ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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