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Skehan Name Meaning

Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Sceacháin or Ó Sceacháin ‘son (or ‘descendant’) of Sceachán’, a personal name which appears to be derived from a diminutive of sceach ‘briar’, ‘thorn bush’. The Gaelic name has sometimes been ‘translated’ as Thornton.

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


Similar surnames: Behan, Sheehan, Meehan, Deehan, Feehan, Shan, Crehan, Skeen, Shean

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Skehan Family Origin

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Skehan Family Occupations

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  • Laborer

    17%
  • Farmer

    13%
  • Keeping House

    10%
  • Grocer

    7%

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In 1880, Laborer, Farmer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Skehan. A less common occupation for the Skehan family was Grocer. The most common Skehan occupation in the USA was Laborer. 17% of Skehan's were Laborers.

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Skehan Life Expectancy

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