Shaver Family History

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Shaver Name Meaning

Americanized form of Dutch Schouwer, an occupational name for an inspector of market weights and measures, Dutch schouwer ‘inspector’. Altered form of German Schaefer.

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

Similar surnames: Shover, Shawver, Haver, Schave, Shafer, Shaner, Skiver, Siever

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Shaver Family Origin

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Shaver Family Occupations

What did your Shaver ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Shaver occupation in the USA was Farmer. 48% of Shaver's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Shaver. A less common occupation for the Shaver family was Farm Laborer.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Farm Laborer


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

Shaver Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 94,000 census records available for the last name Shaver. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Shaver 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Shaver. 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 17,000 military records available for the last name Shaver. For the veterans among your Shaver ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Shaver Life Expectancy

What is the average Shaver lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Shaver life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Shaver in 1942 was 53, and 77 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Shaver 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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