Shawl Family History

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Shawl Name Meaning

Altered spelling of Shaul or Schaul.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Shaull, Thall, Haws, Shall, Sham, Shay, Shack, Spawn, Shain, Shad

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Shawl Family Origin

Where is the Shawl family from?

Shawl Family Occupations

What did your Shawl ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Shawl family was Farming. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Shawl. The most common Shawl occupation in the USA was Farmer. 39% of Shawl's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Farming


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

Shawl Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Shawl. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Shawl 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 220 immigration records available for the last name Shawl. 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 686 military records available for the last name Shawl. For the veterans among your Shawl ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Shawl Life Expectancy

What is the average Shawl lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Shawl life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1941, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Shawl in 1941 was 28, and 84 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Shawl

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Shawl 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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