Shamp Family History

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Shamp Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of Dutch and German Schamp.

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

Similar surnames: Schamp, Shimp, Sharp, Cramp, Shack, Stam, Shaut, Shepp, Shelp, Shaff

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Shamp Family Origin

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Shamp Family Occupations

What did your Shamp ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Shamp family was Day Laborer. Farmer, Carpenter and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Shamp. The most common Shamp occupation in the USA was Farmer. 28% of Shamp's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Carpenter

  • Laborer

  • Day Laborer


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Shamp ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Shamp Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Shamp. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Shamp census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 316 immigration records available for the last name Shamp. 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 Card

There are 931 military records available for the last name Shamp. For the veterans among your Shamp ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Shamp Life Expectancy

What is the average Shamp lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Shamp life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 1976. The average life expectancy for Shamp in 1947 was 49, and 62 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Shamp

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Shamp ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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