Shawcroft Family History

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Shawcroft 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: Howcroft, Haycraft, Barcroft, Wheatcroft, Bancroft, Chalcraft

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Shawcroft Family Origin

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Shawcroft Family Occupations

What did your Shawcroft ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Shawcroft occupation in the USA was Laborer. 67% of Shawcroft's were Laborers. Laborer and Farmer were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Shawcroft.

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  • Laborer

  • Farmer


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

Shawcroft Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Shawcroft. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Shawcroft 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 224 immigration records available for the last name Shawcroft. 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 175 military records available for the last name Shawcroft. For the veterans among your Shawcroft ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Shawcroft Life Expectancy

What is the average Shawcroft lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2001, in the United States, Shawcroft life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1983, and highest in 1978. The average life expectancy for Shawcroft in 1964 was 90, and 79 in 2001.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Shawcroft

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Shawcroft 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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