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Origins of the Shea surname

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About the Sheas

We have a total number of 88697 records for people with the last name Shea.

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Where do most Sheas live?

In 1921, most Sheas lived in London.


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Interesting facts about Sheas

How common is your surname?

You have a rare surname! It's not in the top 1000 UK surnames!

We have 17,900 records for the Shea surname. The oldest one dates back to 1820.

Who were Sheas most likely to marry?

Sullivans

&

Murphys

Our Marriage record sets tell us which families married Sheas.

What are the most common Shea first names?

  • John
  • Patrick
  • Mary
  • Margaret

Our birth record sets tell us the names of Shea family members

Common jobs for Sheas

Men and women often performed different types of jobs, so these are displayed by gender to maintain their historical accuracy.

Common Female occupations for Sheas in 1921
Laundress

78

Charwoman

75

Servant

66

Tailoress

65

Dressmaker

64

Common Male occupations for Sheas in 1921
General Labourer

189

Tailor

115

Dock Labourer

102

Semiskilled Chauffeurs And Drivers

93

Laborer

64

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