Shaner Family History

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Shaner Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of Jewish Scheiner. Americanized spelling of German Schöner (see Schoener) or Schönherr (see Schoenherr).

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

Similar surnames: Shane, Schaner, Shader, Shafer, Shiner, Hamer, Shaver, Swaner, Haner

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Shaner Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Shaner name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Shaner. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Sweden


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Shaner Family Origin

Where is the Shaner family from?

Shaner Family Occupations

What did your Shaner ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Shaner family was Butcher. The most common Shaner occupation in the USA was Farmer. 37% of Shaner's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Shaner.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter

  • Butcher


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

Shaner Historical Records

What Shaner family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 25,000 census records available for the last name Shaner. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Shaner 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Shaner. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Shaner. For the veterans among your Shaner ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Shaner Life Expectancy

What is the average Shaner lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Shaner life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Shaner in 1944 was 26, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Shaner

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Shaner 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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