Shanahan Family History

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Shanahan Name Meaning

Irish (Munster): reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Seanacháin ‘descendant of Seanachán’, a diminutive of Seanach, a personal name from sean ‘ancient’, ‘old’.

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


Similar surnames: Hanahan, Stranahan, Hanrahan, Sheehan, Banahan, Shannon, Hallahan

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Shanahan Family Origin

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Shanahan Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    34%
  • Cultivateur

    10%
  • Servant

    10%
  • Farm Laborer

    3%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Shanahan family was Farm Laborer. The most common Shanahan occupation in Canada was Farmer. 34% of Shanahan's were Farmers. Farmer, Cultivateur and Servant were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Shanahan.

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Shanahan Historical Records

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Shanahan Life Expectancy

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