Shine Family History

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Shine Name Meaning

Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Seighin ‘descendant of Seighin’, possibly a derivative of séaghainn ‘accomplished’. English: nickname from Middle English schene ‘beautiful’ (Old English sciene). Americanized form of Ashkenazic Jewish or German Schein.

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

Similar surnames: Shane, Hine, Shire, Shinn, Stine, Hind, Shipe, Rhine, Shie, Smink

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Shine Family Origin

Where is the Shine family from?

Shine Family Occupations

What did your Shine ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Shine occupation in the UK was Labourer. 8% of Shine's were Labourers. A less common occupation for the Shine family was Shoemaker. Labourer, Bricklayers Labourer and Fruit Seller were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Shine.

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  • Labourer

  • Bricklayers Labourer

  • Fruit Seller

  • Shoemaker


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

Shine Historical Records

What Shine family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 47,000 census records available for the last name Shine. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Shine census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1891 UK census records for Shine

Passenger List

There are 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Shine. 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 8,000 military records available for the last name Shine. For the veterans among your Shine ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Shine Life Expectancy

What is the average Shine lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Shine life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Shine in 1940 was 45, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Shine

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Shine 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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