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Shamis Family History

Shamis Name Meaning

Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): variant of Shames.

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

Similar surnames: Shames, Hanis, Shaia, Shafir, Shain, Stavis, Shamah, Pharis, Hamil

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Where is the Shamis family from?

You can see how Shamis families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Shamis family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1891 and 1920. The most Shamis families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1920 there were 13 Shamis families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 19% of all the recorded Shamis's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Shamis families in 1920.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Shamis surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Shamis ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Proprietor was the top reported job for people in the US named Shamis. 25% of Shamis men worked as a Proprietor.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Proprietor
  • Miner
  • Owner
  • Trucker
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Census Records

There are 752 census records available for the last name Shamis. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Shamis census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 238 immigration records available for the last name Shamis. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 198 military records available for the last name Shamis. For the veterans among your Shamis ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Shamis lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Shamis life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1973, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Shamis in 1963 was 77, and 100 in 2004.

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