Shedden Family History

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Shedden Name Meaning

Scottish: perhaps a habitational name from Sheddens in the former county of Renfrewshire, which derives its name from an unidentified first element + Middle English den ‘hollow’, ‘valley’.

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

Similar surnames: Hedden, Seddon, Snedden, Hadden, Sheldon, Stodden, Hebden, Selden

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Shedden Family Origin

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Shedden Family Occupations

What did your Shedden ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Shedden occupation in Canada was Cabinet Maker. 33% of Shedden's were Cabinet Makers. Cabinet Maker and Farmer were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Shedden. A less common occupation for the Shedden family was Upholster.

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  • Cabinet Maker

  • Farmer

  • Upholster


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Shedden ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Shedden Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 13,000 census records available for the last name Shedden. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Shedden 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Shedden. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Shedden. For the veterans among your Shedden ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Shedden Life Expectancy

What is the average Shedden lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Shedden life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Shedden in 1943 was 24, and 65 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Shedden ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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