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Skehan Family History

Skehan Name Meaning

Irish: shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Sceacháin or Ó Sceacháin ‘son (or descendant) of Sceachán’ a personal name probably based on a diminutive of sceach ‘briar thorn bush’. The Gaelic name has sometimes been ‘translated’ as Thornton .

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

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

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Where is the Skehan family from?

You can see how Skehan families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Skehan family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1880 and 1920. The most Skehan families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 16 Skehan families living in Lancashire. This was about 57% of all the recorded Skehan's in United Kingdom. Lancashire had the highest population of Skehan families in 1891.
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What did your Skehan ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Aircraft Rivetter and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Skehan. 100% of Skehan men worked as an Aircraft Rivetter and 100% of Skehan 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

  • Aircraft Rivetter

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Skehan. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 822 military records available for the last name Skehan. For the veterans among your Skehan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Skehan lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Skehan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2004, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Skehan in 1955 was 57, and 54 in 2004.

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