O'shea Family History

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O'shea Name Meaning

Irish (County Kerry): 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

Similar surnames: Shea, Mcshea, O'dea, Cashel, O'mara, Shera, Shean, Olsen, Osuna

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O'shea Family Origin

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O'shea Family Occupations

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In 1921, Labourer and Garde were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named O'shea. 17% of O'shea men worked as a Labourer and 13% of O'shea women worked as a Garde. Some less common occupations for Americans named O'shea were Assistant Manager and Lodger Keeper

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Labourer
  • Farmer
  • Fireman
  • Assistant Manager

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Garde
  • Housekeeper
  • Housewife
  • Lodger Keeper

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

O'shea Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 97,000 census records available for the last name O'shea. Like a window into their day-to-day life, O'shea census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 20,000 immigration records available for the last name O'shea. 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 Card

There are 14,000 military records available for the last name O'shea. For the veterans among your O'shea ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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O'shea Life Expectancy

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Between 1992 and 2004, in the United States, O'shea life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1999, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for O'shea in 1992 was 51, and 66 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for O'shea

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