Shy Name Meaning

Americanized form of Dutch Schuy, an occupational name for a shoemaker, from Middle Dutch schoeyen ‘to shoe’. Americanized spelling of Norwegian and Dutch Schei. Chinese: see Shi.

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


Similar surnames: Sas, Shi, Say, Bay, Shaw, Shu, Sha, Uhr, Hy, Hoy

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Shy Family Origin

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Shy Family Occupations

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  • Blacksmith

    33%
  • Painter House

    33%
  • Pork Butcher

    33%

In 1881, the most common Shy occupation in the UK was Blacksmith. 33% of Shy's were Blacksmiths. A less common occupation for the Shy family was Pork Butcher. Blacksmith and Painter House were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Shy.

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Shy Historical Records

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Shy Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1945 and 2004, Shy life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Shy in 1945 was 50, and 70 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Shy

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