Shinn Name Meaning

English: metonymic occupational name for a Skinner, from Old English scinn, Middle English shin ‘hide’, ‘pelt’. In Middle English this word was replaced by the Norse equivalent, skinn.

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


Similar surnames: Shine, Ginn, Shean, Shipp, Chinn, Hind, Finn, Shann, Zinn, Smink

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Shinn Family Origin

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Shinn Family Occupations

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  • Agricultural Labourer

    25%
  • Coal Miner

    4%
  • Farmer

    4%
  • Labourer

    4%

In 1881, Agricultural Labourer, Coal Miner and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Shinn. A less common occupation for the Shinn family was Labourer. The most common Shinn occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 25% of Shinn's were Agricultural Labourers.

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Shinn Historical Records

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Shinn Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1951 and 2004, Shinn life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Shinn in 1951 was 53, and 78 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Shinn

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