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Shellman Family History

Shellman Name Meaning
Americanized spelling of German Schellmann, a variant of Schell.

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

29,948 Historical Documents with Shellman on Ancestry.com
6,042 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
1,092 Military Records
387 Immigration Records
7,384 Census and Voter Lists
15,043 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Shellman Families

  • Number of Shellman families
     36 - 70
     13 - 35
     1 - 12
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Shellman families
     7 - 12
     3 - 6
     1 - 2
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Shellman last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Shellman census records

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Shellman 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 Shellman families were living before they immigrated to the U.S and learn where to focus your search for foreign records.

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Shellman Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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You can find out when most of the Shellman 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 Shellman

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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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Shellman Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Shellman census records

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

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Shellman Civil War Service Records

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