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Mcshane Family History

Mcshane Surname Meaning

Irish (northern): Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Seáin ‘son of Seán’ Irish form of John . The McShane family in Tyrone are a branch of the O'Neills.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Shane, Mchaney, Mcshan, Mcgrane, Mchale, Mckean, Mcglone, Mcclune

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Where is the Mcshane family from?

You can see how Mcshane families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mcshane family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Mcshane families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 27 Mcshane families living in New Brunswick. This was about 77% of all the recorded Mcshane's in Canada. New Brunswick had the highest population of Mcshane families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Mcshane surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Mcshane ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Mcshane. 48% of Mcshane men worked as a Farmer. .

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

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Labourer
  • Farmers Son
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Census Records

There are 34,000 census records available for the last name Mcshane. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mcshane census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 9,000 immigration records available for the last name Mcshane. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 6,000 military records available for the last name Mcshane. For the veterans among your Mcshane ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Mcshane lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Mcshane life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1952. The average life expectancy for Mcshane in 1948 was 65, and 75 in 2004.

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