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Shapero Family History

Shapero Name Meaning

Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): variant of Shapiro.

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

Similar surnames: Shapiro, Shapira, Schapiro, Sapiro, Shaer, Spero, Saper, Shirer

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Where is the Shapero family from?

You can see how Shapero families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Shapero family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Shapero families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 9 Shapero families living in California. This was 100% of all the recorded Shapero's in the USA. California had the highest population of Shapero families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Shapero surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Shapero ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Bookkeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Shapero. 18% of Shapero men worked as a Salesman and 14% of Shapero women worked as a Bookkeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Shapero were Manager and Teacher.

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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

  • Salesman
  • Proprietor
  • Clerk
  • Manager

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Bookkeeper
  • Stenographer
  • Clerk
  • Teacher
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Census Records

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Shapero. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Shapero 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Shapero. 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 409 military records available for the last name Shapero. For the veterans among your Shapero ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Shapero lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Shapero life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Shapero in 1950 was 39, and 82 in 2004.

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