Shirey Family History

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Shirey Name Meaning

variant of Shirra, a reduced Anglicized form of Mac Séartha ‘son of Geoffrey’ (see Sherry). in the midlands and north, possibly an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Siochfhradha (see Sugrue).

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

Similar surnames: Sliney, Shiley, Shirer, Shirley, Shigley, Sharry, Sherley, Swire

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Shirey Family Origin

Where is the Shirey family from?

Shirey Family Occupations

What did your Shirey ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Shirey occupation in the UK was Bricklayers Lab. 50% of Shirey's were Bricklayers Labs. Bricklayers Lab and Pit Linker were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Shirey.

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  • Bricklayers Lab

  • Pit Linker


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

Shirey Historical Records

What Shirey family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 19,000 census records available for the last name Shirey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Shirey 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 687 immigration records available for the last name Shirey. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Shirey. For the veterans among your Shirey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Shirey Life Expectancy

What is the average Shirey lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Shirey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1962. The average life expectancy for Shirey in 1945 was 35, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Shirey

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Shirey 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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