Shawls Family History

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Shawls 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: Hawes, Chawla, Haws, Rawls, Hails, Hawks, Shawl, Halls, Charles, Hale

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Shawls Family Origin

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Shawls Family Occupations

What did your Shawls ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Pilot and Police were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Shawls. A less common occupation for the Shawls family was Sailor. The most common Shawls occupation in the USA was Pilot. 33% of Shawls's were Pilots.

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  • Pilot

  • Police

  • Sailor


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

Shawls Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 86 census records available for the last name Shawls. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Shawls 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 4 immigration records available for the last name Shawls. 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 5 military records available for the last name Shawls. For the veterans among your Shawls ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Shawls Life Expectancy

What is the average Shawls lifespan?

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Shawls 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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