Shawer Family History

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Shawer 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: Hamer, Hager, Hayer, Haver, Hawker, Hader, Haber, Thaler, Haer, Haler

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Shawer Family Origin

Where is the Shawer family from?

Shawer Family Occupations

What did your Shawer ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Shawer occupation in the USA was Farm Labor. 33% of Shawer's were Farm Labors. A less common occupation for the Shawer family was Teacher. Farm Labor and Farmer were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Shawer.

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  • Farm Labor

  • Farmer

  • Teacher


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

Shawer Historical Records

What Shawer family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 749 census records available for the last name Shawer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Shawer census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1940's US census records for Shawer

Passenger List

There are 61 immigration records available for the last name Shawer. 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 90 military records available for the last name Shawer. For the veterans among your Shawer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Shawer Life Expectancy

What is the average Shawer lifespan?

Between 1966 and 1991, in the United States, Shawer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1966, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Shawer in 1966 was 66, and 90 in 1991.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Shawer

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Shawer 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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