Shark Family History

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Shark Name Meaning

English: possibly a variant of Chark, a metonymic occupational name for a porter or carrier, from Old French charche ‘load’.

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

Similar surnames: Spark, Sherk, Bark, Hack, Clark, Hark, Shank, Harke, Sark, Sharum

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Shark Family Origin

Where is the Shark family from?

Shark Family Occupations

What did your Shark ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Shark occupation in the USA was Farmer. 41% of Shark's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Shark family was Laborer. Farmer, Farming and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Shark.

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  • Farmer

  • Farming

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer


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

Shark Historical Records

What Shark family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Shark. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Shark 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 954 immigration records available for the last name Shark. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Shark. For the veterans among your Shark ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Shark Life Expectancy

What is the average Shark lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Shark life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Shark in 1959 was 25, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Shark

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Shark 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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