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


Similar surnames: Shera, Shean, Shead, Shan, Rea, Sem, Shey, Saha, Sosa, Seda

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Shea Family Origin

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Shea Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    21%
  • Going To School

    8%
  • Servant

    6%
  • Labourer

    6%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Shea family was Labourer. Farmer, Going To School and Servant were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Shea. The most common Shea occupation in Canada was Farmer. 21% of Shea's were Farmers.

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Shea Historical Records

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Shea Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1941 and 2004, Shea life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Shea in 1941 was 38, and 75 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Shea

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