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Shark Family History

Shark Name Meaning
English: possibly a variant of Chark, a metonymic occupational name for a porter or carrier, from Old French charche ‘load’.

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

21,384 Historical Documents with Shark on Ancestry.com
4,716 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
1,155 Military Records
856 Immigration Records
12,155 Census and Voter Lists
2,502 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Shark Families

  • Number of Shark families
     38 - 74
     13 - 37
     1 - 12
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Shark families
     19 - 35
     7 - 18
     1 - 6
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Shark families
     4 - 6
     2 - 3
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Shark census records

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Shark Family Origin

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Shark Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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You can find out when most of the Shark 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 Shark

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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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Shark Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Shark census records

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Shark Civil War Service Records

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