Shawkey Family History

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Shawkey 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: Hawkey, Hawley, Hawker, Sharkey, Hawkes, Harkey, Hawken, Thawley

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Shawkey Family Origin

Where is the Shawkey family from?

Shawkey Family Occupations

What did your Shawkey ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Shawkey family was Prothonatary. The most common Shawkey occupation in the USA was Farmer. 40% of Shawkey's were Farmers. Farmer, Farm Laborer and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Shawkey.

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  • Farmer

  • Farm Laborer

  • Laborer

  • Prothonatary


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

Shawkey Historical Records

What Shawkey family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 706 census records available for the last name Shawkey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Shawkey 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 Shawkey

Passenger List

There are 94 immigration records available for the last name Shawkey. 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 215 military records available for the last name Shawkey. For the veterans among your Shawkey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Shawkey Life Expectancy

What is the average Shawkey lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Shawkey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2004, and highest in 1979. The average life expectancy for Shawkey in 1963 was 48, and 27 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Shawkey

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Shawkey 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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