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Shaver Family History

Shaver Name Meaning
Americanized form of Dutch Schouwer, an occupational name for an inspector of market weights and measures, Dutch schouwer ‘inspector’.Altered form of German Schaefer.

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

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90,977 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
16,274 Military Records
3,701 Immigration Records
91,613 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Shaver Families

  • Number of Shaver families
     152 - 301
     51 - 151
     1 - 50
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Shaver families
     6 - 9
     3 - 5
     1 - 2
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Shaver families
     2 - 1
     2 - 1
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Shaver census records

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Shaver Family Origin

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Shaver Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Shaver

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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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Shaver Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Shaver census records

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Shaver Civil War Service Records

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