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Shedden Name Meaning

Scottish: perhaps a habitational name from or associated with Sheddens in Cathcart (Renfrewshire) though this developed into an inhabited place only in the mid 19th century. The name may therefore be from an otherwise unrecorded plural with -en of Scots s(c)hed ‘unitary portion of (mainly arable) land; piece of land; large field’ which generally appears with a plural in -is and is frequent in minor placenames.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

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

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You can see how Shedden families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Shedden family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Shedden families were found in and Scotland in 1841. In 1891 there were 34 Shedden families living in London. This was about 23% of all the recorded Shedden's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Shedden families in 1891.
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What did your Shedden ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Master French Polisher and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Shedden. 100% of Shedden men worked as a Master French Polisher and 80% of Shedden women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. .

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

Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • Master French Polisher

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Private Means
  • Unpaid Domestic Du
  • Housewife
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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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