Shinnick Family History

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Shinnick Name Meaning

reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac an tSionnaigh ‘son of the fox’, from sionnach, presumably applied as a nickname. This name is often translated as Fox. according to Woulfe, a reduced Anglicized form of Ó Sionaigh, a variant of Ó Seanaigh (whence Shanny) ‘descendant of Seanach’, from a personal name meaning ‘old’, ‘wise’. However, it was understood as Ó Sionnaigh ‘descendant of fox’ and often translated as Fox in Connacht.

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

Similar surnames: Kinnick, Connick, Chinnock, Winnick, Shadrick, Minnick, Brannick

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Shinnick Family Origin

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Shinnick Family Occupations

What did your Shinnick ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Shinnick occupation in the UK was Dock Labourer. 20% of Shinnick's were Dock Labourers. Dock Labourer, Gas Fitter and Greenwich Pensioner were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Shinnick. A less common occupation for the Shinnick family was Sailors Wife (Formerly Laundress).

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  • Dock Labourer

  • Gas Fitter

  • Greenwich Pensioner

  • Sailors Wife (Formerly Laundress)


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

Shinnick Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Shinnick. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Shinnick 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 817 immigration records available for the last name Shinnick. 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 622 military records available for the last name Shinnick. For the veterans among your Shinnick ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Shinnick Life Expectancy

What is the average Shinnick lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Shinnick life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1971, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Shinnick in 1960 was 51, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Shinnick

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Shinnick 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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