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Shapira Family History

Shapira Name Meaning

Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): variant of Shapiro.

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


Similar surnames: Schapira, Shapiro, Shapero, Schapiro, Sapiro, Spira, Shafir, Shaia

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Where is the Shapira family from?

You can see how Shapira families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Shapira family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1880 and 1920. The most Shapira families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 7 Shapira families living in Texas. This was 100% of all the recorded Shapira's in the USA. Texas had the highest population of Shapira families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Shapira surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Shapira ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Bookkeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Shapira. 29% of Shapira men worked as a Salesman and 28% of Shapira women worked as a Bookkeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Shapira were Merchant and Saleslady.

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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
    29%
  • Proprietor
    7%
  • Clerk
    7%
  • Merchant
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Bookkeeper
    28%
  • Stenographer
    20%
  • Saleswoman
    12%
  • Saleslady
    8%
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Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Shapira. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Shapira 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 Shapira. 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 244 military records available for the last name Shapira. For the veterans among your Shapira ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Shapira lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Shapira life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1992, and highest in 1979. The average life expectancy for Shapira in 1959 was 60, and 94 in 2004.

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