Shawley Family History

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Shawley Name Meaning

Irish or English: probably a variant of Shealy.

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

Similar surnames: Thawley, Shatley, Harley, Halley, Shibley, Stailey, Crawley, Shiley

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Shawley Family Origin

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Shawley Family Occupations

What did your Shawley ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Shawley family was Farm Laborer. The most common Shawley occupation in the USA was Farmer. 43% of Shawley's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Collier were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Shawley.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Collier

  • Farm Laborer


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

Shawley Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Shawley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Shawley 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 293 immigration records available for the last name Shawley. 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 906 military records available for the last name Shawley. For the veterans among your Shawley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Shawley Life Expectancy

What is the average Shawley lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Shawley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Shawley in 1960 was 34, and 71 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Shawley

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Shawley 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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