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Sheek Family History

Sheek Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of German Schieck.

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


Similar surnames: Shenk, Seek, Sheck, Shunk, Shein, Shuck, Shew, Schiek, Shack, Shock

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Where is the Sheek family from?

You can see how Sheek families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Sheek family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Sheek families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 2 Sheek families living in North Carolina. This was about 29% of all the recorded Sheek's in USA. North Carolina and 1 other state had the highest population of Sheek families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Sheek surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Sheek ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Sheek. 26% of Sheek men worked as a Farmer and 30% of Sheek women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Sheek were Truck Driver and Stenographer. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
    26%
  • Laborer
    21%
  • Clerk
    10%
  • Truck Driver
    10%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    30%
  • Clerk
    15%
  • Teacher
    15%
  • Stenographer
    10%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Sheek. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sheek census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 265 immigration records available for the last name Sheek. 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 Cards

There are 654 military records available for the last name Sheek. For the veterans among your Sheek ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Sheek lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2003, in the United States, Sheek life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Sheek in 1949 was 40, and 58 in 2003.

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