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Shakespeare Name Meaning

English: from Middle English schak(k)en ‘to brandish’ + speer ‘spear’, nickname for a belligerent person or perhaps a bawdy nickname for an exhibitionist or womanizer.

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

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Shakespeare Family Origin

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Shakespeare Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    10%
  • Keeping House

    10%
  • Miller

    10%
  • Miner

    10%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Shakespeare family was Miner. Farmer, Keeping House and Miller were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Shakespeare. The most common Shakespeare occupation in the USA was Farmer. 10% of Shakespeare's were Farmers.

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