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Shine Surname Meaning

Irish: shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Seighin ‘descendant of Seighin’ a personal name most probably derived from séaghainn ‘accomplished’. Irish: shortened altered form of Mac Seáin; see McShane . English: nickname from Middle English shine ‘fair handsome’ (Old English scīene). Compare Sheen 2 Shown 2 and Shinn . Americanized form of Jewish (Ashkenazic) or German Schein . Americanized form of Croatian and Serbian Šain or Slovenian and Croatian Šajn (see Sain 2 and ).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

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

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Where is the Shine family from?

You can see how Shine families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Shine family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Shine families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 151 Shine families living in London. This was about 61% of all the recorded Shine's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Shine families in 1891.
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What did your Shine ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Shine. 25% of Shine men worked as a General Labourer and 73% of Shine women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Shine were Stevedore and Unpaid Domestic. .

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

Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Hairdresser
  • General Labourer Heavy Worker
  • Stevedore

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Incapacitated
  • Unpaid Household Duties
  • Unpaid Domestic
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Census Records

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.

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Passenger Lists

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 Cards

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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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.

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