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Shea Family History

Shea Name Meaning
Irish: reduced form of O’Shea, Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Séaghdha ‘descendant of Séaghdha’, a byname meaning ‘fine’ or ‘fortunate’.

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

967,821 Historical Documents with Shea on Ancestry.ca
347,706 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
49,641 Military Records
66,520 Immigration Records
263,405 Census and Voter Lists
240,549 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Shea Families

  • Number of Shea families
     376 - 750
     126 - 375
     1 - 125
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Shea families
     78 - 153
     27 - 77
     1 - 26
     
    from the 1851 Canada Census Data

Shea census records

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Shea Family Origin

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The information for this chart came from the U.S. Immigration Collection at Ancestry.ca. You can find out where the majority of the Shea families were living before they immigrated to the U.S and learn where to focus your search for foreign records.

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Shea Immigration Information (CA)

from the Canadian Passenger Lists

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You can find out when most of the Shea families immigrated to Canada. You can focus your search to immigration records dating from that era.

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Shea Family Occupations

from 1881 CA Census Data

Shea census records

Census records can offer a lot of little known facts about your Shea ancestors, such as occupation.

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Military Service by Shea

Did the Sheas fight in a war? Military records can tell you a lot about your ancestors including birthplace, occupation and even physical descriptions.

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