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Mcshea Family History

Mcshea Name Meaning

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Séaghdha ‘son of Séaghdha’, a byname meaning ‘fine’ or ‘fortunate’. This is a rare Fermanagh name.

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


Similar surnames: O'shea, Shea, Mcphee, Mcnee, Mciver, Mcatee, Mcpeak, Mcowen, Mckean

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Where is the Mcshea family from?

You can see how Mcshea families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mcshea family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Mcshea families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 12 Mcshea families living in Lancashire. This was about 40% of all the recorded Mcshea's in United Kingdom. Lancashire had the highest population of Mcshea families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Mcshea surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Mcshea ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Mcshea. 24% of Mcshea men worked as a Laborer and 34% of Mcshea women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Mcshea were Longshoreman and Clerk. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    24%
  • Truck Driver
    16%
  • Chauffeur
    12%
  • Longshoreman
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    34%
  • Soap Packer
    17%
  • Stenographer
    17%
  • Clerk
    17%
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Mcshea. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mcshea 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Mcshea. 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 838 military records available for the last name Mcshea. For the veterans among your Mcshea ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Mcshea lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Mcshea life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1970, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Mcshea in 1959 was 54, and 85 in 2004.

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