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in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Shedden

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Alt. Meaning

S is for serious, not always joking.

H is for hero, as you appear to many.

E is for enthusiasm, in even the most dire circumstances

D is for dependable, on you I can rely.

D is for decisive, especially when it counts

E is for enjoy, your life can be fun!

N is for neighborly, friendly to all acquaintances

Notable Persons With the Last Name Shedden

Gordon Shedden is a racing driver for the Team Dynamics. Gordon was born on February 15th, 1979 in Edinburgh.


Doug Shedden is a hockey player. His most notable accomplishments were from 1981 to 1993. Doug was born on April 29th, 1961 in Wallaceburg.


Sir Frederick Shedden was a Secretary of the Department of Defence (II), Secretary of the Department of Defence Co-ordination, Secretary of the Department of Home Security, Secretary of the Department of Defence (III), Secretaryof theDepartment of Defence (II), Secretaryof theDepart. Frederick was born on August 8th, 1893 in Kyneton, Victoria. He died on July 7th, 1971.



Roscow was born in 1882. He breathed his last breath in 1956.


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Popularity of Shedden as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Shedden U.S.
  White 94.32% 64.26%
  African American 1.78% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.31% 16.26%

Of Last Name Shedden

People with the last name Shedden are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Shedden

  • How Popular is the name Shedden? As a last name Shedden was the 39,117th most popular name in 2010.
  • How unique is the name Shedden? Out of 5,933,561 records in the U.S. Social Security Administration public data, the first name Shedden was not present. It is possible the name you are searching has less than five occurrences per year.
  • Weird things about the name Shedden: Your name in reverse order is Neddehs. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Edhedns. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Shedden? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 563 people with the last name Shedden.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Shedden? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Shedden as their last name since less than 1 person in 526k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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