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Shaft Family History

Shaft Name Meaning
German (Schaft): metonymic occupational name for a maker of wooden shafts for tools or weapons, from Middle High German, Middle Low German schaft.

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

19,389 Historical Documents with Shaft on Ancestry.com
4,605 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
3,231 Military Records
243 Immigration Records
4,489 Census and Voter Lists
6,821 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Shaft Families

  • Number of Shaft families
     16 - 29
     6 - 15
     1 - 5
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Shaft families
     5 - 8
     2 - 4
     1
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Shaft last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Shaft census records

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Shaft Family Origin

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The information for this chart came from the U.S. Immigration Collection at Ancestry.com. You can find out where the majority of the Shaft families were living before they immigrated to the U.S and learn where to focus your search for foreign records.

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Shaft Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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You can find out when most of the Shaft families immigrated to the United States. You can focus your search to immigration records dating from that era.

Immigration records can tell you an ancestor's name, ship name, port of departure, port of arrival and destination.

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Average Life Expectancy for Shaft

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family.

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Shaft Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Shaft census records

Census records can offer a lot of little known facts about your Shaft ancestors, such as occupation.

Occupation can tell you about your ancestors' social status and economic status.

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Shaft Civil War Service Records

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