Skehan Family History

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Skehan Name Meaning

Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Sceacháin or Ó Sceacháin ‘son (or ‘descendant’) of Sceachán’, a personal name which appears to be derived from a diminutive of sceach ‘briar’, ‘thorn bush’. The Gaelic name has sometimes been ‘translated’ as Thornton.

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

Similar surnames: Behan, Sheehan, Meehan, Deehan, Feehan, Shan, Crehan, Skeen, Shean

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Skehan Family Origin

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Skehan Family Occupations

What did your Skehan ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Aircraft Rivetter and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Skehan.

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Aircraft Rivetter

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties

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

Skehan Historical Records

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Census Record

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Passenger List

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Skehan. 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 822 military records available for the last name Skehan. For the veterans among your Skehan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Skehan Life Expectancy

What is the average Skehan lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Skehan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2004, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Skehan in 1955 was 57, and 54 in 2004.

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