Shawk Family History

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Shawk 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: Hawk, Shaw, Hack, Haw, Hark, Chalk, Thaw, Shark, Hank, Hak

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Shawk Family Origin

Where is the Shawk family from?

Shawk Family Occupations

What did your Shawk ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Shawk family was Retail Grocer. Keeping House, Machinest and Machinist were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Shawk. The most common Shawk occupation in the USA was Keeping House. 20% of Shawk's were Keeping Houses.

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  • Keeping House

  • Machinest

  • Machinist

  • Retail Grocer


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

Shawk Historical Records

What Shawk family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 579 census records available for the last name Shawk. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Shawk 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 Shawk

Passenger List

There are 41 immigration records available for the last name Shawk. 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 118 military records available for the last name Shawk. For the veterans among your Shawk ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Shawk Life Expectancy

What is the average Shawk lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2000, in the United States, Shawk life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1975, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Shawk in 1964 was 75, and 82 in 2000.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Shawk

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Shawk 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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