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Shapiro Family History

Shapiro Name Meaning
Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): habitational name among Eastern European Jews from the Yiddish name of the German city of Speyer (see Speyer and compare Spiro).

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

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99,670 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
17,685 Military Records
27,456 Immigration Records
88,436 Census and Voter Lists
45,959 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Shapiro Families

  • Number of Shapiro families
     590 - 1,177
     197 - 589
     1 - 196
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Shapiro families
     11 - 19
     4 - 10
     1 - 3
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Shapiro last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Shapiro census records

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Shapiro Family Origin

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Shapiro Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Shapiro

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Shapiro Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Shapiro census records

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Military Service by Shapiro

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