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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Shawneenoun

    a member of the Algonquian people formerly living along the Tennessee river

  2. Shawneenoun

    the Algonquian language spoken by the Shawnee


  1. Shawneenoun

    a member of this tribe

  2. Shawneenoun

    a Native American people from Ohio

  3. Shawneenoun

    their language

  4. Shawneenoun

    a female given name, derived from the people


  1. Shawnee

    The Shawnee (Shaawanwaki, Ša˙wano˙ki and Shaawanowi lenaweeki) are an Algonquian-speaking ethnic group indigenous to North America. In colonial times they were a semi-migratory Native American nation, primarily inhabiting areas of the Ohio Valley, extending from what became Ohio and Kentucky eastward to West Virginia, Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Western Maryland; south to Alabama and South Carolina; and westward to Indiana and Illinois. Pushed west by European-American pressure, the Shawnee migrated to Missouri and Kansas. In the 1830s some were forced to move from the upper Midwest to Indian Territory (now Oklahoma) west of the Mississippi River. Other Shawnee did not remove to Oklahoma until after the Civil War. Today three federally recognized Shawnee tribes, made up of descendants of different historical and kinship groups, are all headquartered in Oklahoma: the Absentee-Shawnee Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma, Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma, and Shawnee Tribe.


  1. shawnee

    The Shawnee are a Native American tribe originally from the northeastern United States, particularly Ohio, Pennsylvania, Indiana, West Virginia, Kentucky, and other neighboring regions. They are known for their nomadic history, warrior culture, and the significant role they played in American colonial history. Their language belongs to the Algonquian language family. Today, the Shawnee people are primarily located in Oklahoma.


  1. Shawnee

    The Shawnee are an Algonquian-speaking people native to North America. Historically they inhabited the areas of present-day Ohio, Virginia, West Virginia, Western Maryland, Kentucky, Indiana, and Pennsylvania in the United States. Today there are three federally recognized Shawnee tribes: Absentee-Shawnee Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma, Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma, and Shawnee Tribe, all of which are headquartered in Oklahoma.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Shawnee is ranked #151532 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Shawnee surname appeared 108 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Shawnee.

    54.6% or 59 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    16.6% or 18 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    13.8% or 15 total occurrences were White.
    10.1% or 11 total occurrences were Black.
    4.6% or 5 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of shawnee in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of shawnee in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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