Shaw Sr Family History

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Shaw Sr Name Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.

Similar surnames: Hawker, Shawver, Hawver, Shawler, Hawk, Hacker, Haar, Hamer, Hager

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Shaw Sr Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Shaw Sr name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Shaw Sr. 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


  • Norway


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Shaw Sr Family Origin

Where is the Shaw Sr family from?

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Shaw Sr Family Occupations

What did your Shaw Sr ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Shaw Sr occupation in Canada was Farmer. 100% of Shaw Sr's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer


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

Shaw Sr Historical Records

What Shaw Sr family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Shaw Sr. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Shaw Sr 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 15 immigration records available for the last name Shaw Sr. 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 507 military records available for the last name Shaw Sr. For the veterans among your Shaw Sr ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Shaw Sr Life Expectancy

What is the average Shaw Sr lifespan?

Between 1965 and 2003, in the United States, Shaw Sr life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1966, and highest in 1973. The average life expectancy for Shaw Sr in 1965 was 80, and 68 in 2003.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Shaw Sr

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Shaw Sr 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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