Shawks Family History

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Shawks 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: Hawks, Hawk, Shanks, Hawes, Hawkes, Hanks, Haws, Hawke, Hayes, Banks

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Shawks Family Origin

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Shawks Family Occupations

What did your Shawks ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Shawks occupation in Canada was Farmer. 100% of Shawks'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 Shawks ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Shawks Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 77 census records available for the last name Shawks. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Shawks 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 10 immigration records available for the last name Shawks. 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 15 military records available for the last name Shawks. For the veterans among your Shawks ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Shawks Life Expectancy

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Shawks 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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