Shedlock Family History

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Shedlock Name Meaning

Possibly a variant of English Shadlock, from Middle English schaken ‘to shake’ + loc ‘lock’ (found in the plural in one early example, Schakelokes). If this is right, it was either a nickname for someone with the habit of shaking back his or her long hair, or a metonymic occupational name for a jailer. Alternatively, it could be from Middle English schaklock ‘fetter’, ‘shackle’, again an occupational name for a jailer.

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

Similar surnames: Sherlock, Sedlock, Shock, Haddock, Whitlock, Hurlock, Hadlock

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Shedlock Family Origin

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Shedlock Family Occupations

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In 1880, Laborer and Lawyer were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Shedlock. The most common Shedlock occupation in the USA was Laborer. 50% of Shedlock's were Laborers.

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  • Laborer

  • Lawyer


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Shedlock Historical Records

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Census Record

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Passenger List

There are 261 immigration records available for the last name Shedlock. 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 730 military records available for the last name Shedlock. For the veterans among your Shedlock ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Shedlock Life Expectancy

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Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Shedlock life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Shedlock in 1952 was 37, and 82 in 2004.

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